Budget Review Process

Budget Disapproval–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.