District to Reduce $2 million from Budget
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A Message from Superintendent Shelly Viramontez, Ed.D.
Preparing our students for success in the yet-to-be-defined workplace of the future is rewarding and challenging. Recently, the challenges have increased with changes to economic conditions.
A few major factors have placed new strains on school and district budgets for our district and many others in the region.
- Declining enrollment due to families moving to more-affordable places to live;
- Flattening State revenue
- Unexpected, State-imposed increases to our pension program costs; and
- Increased cost and demand for special education services for students.
The bottom line: Campbell Union School District will need to make $2 million in adjustments to our operating budget for the coming school year.
We are up to the challenge. We have taken some steps already to mitigate some the impacts of that large funding cut:
- Our energy and water conservation systems are complete,
- We have secured several grants to support students’ education and wellness,
- We trimmed $1.8 million from the current year’s budget, and
- We are exploring ways to further reduce costs for services outside of the classroom.
Our fiscal responsibility has earned us the public’s confidence and support. Our community shares our commitment to educate all students to their highest potential, approving school bonds to maintain and modernize our buildings and grounds and a parcel tax to provide competitive teacher salaries and up-to-date classroom technology.
Despite serious fiscal challenges coming our way, we are committed to maintaining both our financial solvency and the integrity of our instructional programs as we prepare our students for the opportunities of their yet-to-be-defined futures.