The Actual Cuts to PUSD
Original post made by Stacey, Amberwood/Wood Meadows, on May 12, 2009
Numbers taken from Web Link
For 2008-2009, PUSD's revenue limit was reduced by $210 ADA for a total of $3MM. Categorical programs were reduced by 15.4% for $1.1MM.
For 2009-2010, PUSD's revenue limit was reduced by $83 per ADA for a total of $1.2MM. Categorical programs are reduced by 4.5% for $0.3MM.
Add them up...
Revenue limit: $3MM + $1.2MM = $4.2MM (wow! same amount received by PUSD for revenue limit cuts from State Fiscal Stabilization Fund)
Categorical programs: $1.1MM + $0.3MM = $1.4MM (who wants to bet with me that this is the amount PUSD will receive in June from State Fiscal Stabilization Fund?)
But wait just a minute! The shortfall is $9.7MM over two years! These numbers don't add up, you say? Well that's because we forgot to throw in the step and column increases! The State isn't providing a COLA increase to the revenue limit to pay for these this year and probably next. $1.5MM for this year. $1.5MM for next year. Now we're up to the shortfall!
(Note that in the weblink there's slight increases in costs to categorical programs funded normally by State COLA too which I didn't add in above. The document doesn't list the categorical increase for 2009-2010.)