Once again we face an uncertain future with the budget. The Governor’s proposed budget released this month is based on a tax initiative on the November ballot that if not passed, will result in triggers and midyear cuts for the 2012-13 school year. Districts will need to assess the risk of a midyear cut, make an informed estimate of the potential exposure, and plan accordingly.
"For PUSD, the risk equates to approximately $5.5 million dollars for 2012-13. This is in addition to ongoing cuts made to PUSD’s budget in the past four years. Due to statutory timelines, unfortunately we are unable to wait things out until November and hope that the Governor’s tax initiative passes. As a result, we must once again come up with possible reductions Web Link in addition to a list of already approved cuts Web Link ."
One position still not on the list is the Public Information OfficerManagement Assistant. There appears to still be a "Your Schools" show on CTV; I don't know that it adds value or whether it is an expense to the district (there is, at least, a cost in personnel's time). I'm sure there will be more coverage on this topic.