February 23, 2011
The Elk Grove Unified School District will hold four public meetings throughout the district during the month of March to discuss the state of California’s budget crisis and its effect on public education.
EGUSD faces a $40 million budget shortfall if Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed tax extension measure fails to appear on a special election ballot and pass in June. In order to meet its fiduciary obligations and state mandated timelines, the district has identified a combination of cuts that impacts all district divisions and schools, as well as the use of one-time dollars. The proposed reductions total almost $35 million, potentially affecting nearly 440 full-time equivalent positions.
EGUSD is also working on identifying the budget cuts that would be needed should the tax extension measure pass. Although the budget reductions would be significantly less, EGUSD faces a structural deficit in subsequent years following three years of using one-time dollars to retain as many positions and programs for students as possible.
The public meetings will be held at the following locations on these dates: