Budget Review Process
***UPDATE DECEMBER 14, 2018***
***UPDATE DECEMBER 6, 2018***
The district issued the following statement after the announcement that four of five labor union partners–SEIU 1021, United Professional Educators, Teamsters Local 150 and Teamsters Classified Supervisors–have agreed to implement employee health cost savings:
“The district is deeply motivated by the fact that four out of five labor partners have committed to achieve health cost savings as part of our overall plan to protect funding for students. We remain hopeful that the Sacramento City Teachers Association will work in partnership with the rest of our labor partners to achieve those savings and ensure that we continue to meet the needs of our students.”
Budget Deficit–What’s Next?
The Sacramento City Unified School District announced at its September 6, 2018 Board of Education meeting that the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) has disapproved the district’s adopted budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year. The adopted budget was disapproved because it expends too much of the district’s reserve putting it at risk of depleting its fund balance in fiscal years 2019-20 and 2020-21. Click here to read the SCOE’s letter disapproving the district’s adopted budget.
After working with a fiscal advisor appointed the Sacramento County Superintendent, the district is now facing a budget deficit of $28.5 million with that deficit expected to grow in future years if action is not taken. Read Superintendent Jorge Aguilar’s column on this issue in the Sacramento Bee. As the district looks for ways to close the gap between the amount of money it is receiving and how much it is spending, Superintendent Aguilar is inviting the public and district stakeholders to join him in a review of the district’s budget and expenditures.
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UPDATE: The Board of Education adopted a revised budget on October 4, 2018. The revised budget was disapproved by the County Superintendent on October 11, 2018. Click here to read the County Superintendent’s second disapproval letter.