This is the time when our District builds its budget, in detail, for the following school year. CUSD continues to face fiscal challenges, largely due to the State of California taking over 22% off the top of our main source of funds. This cost the District approximately $4.5 million in 2012-13 alone. Due to the fiscal prudence of our Boards of Directors through the years, CUSD has been able to use reserve funds to maintain its excellent educational program through these…
The year 2013 will be a pivotal one for education reform in California. In the coming months, our education leaders will be asked to grapple with efforts to improve teacher evaluation; the state’s education finance system; the implementation of new, more rigorous standards; and district and school accountability systems.
Coronado Unified School District has effectively managed the five year recession to survive, but it has not been without a cost. We continue to deficit spend in order…Continue
Today February 12, 2013 at approximately 8:50 AM the Coronado Police Department ordered all Coronado Unified School District facilities into lockdown mode. The district staff complied immediately with the lockdown order. Fifteen minutes later the lockdown order was lifted and all schools returned to normal operations without incident. The district would like to thank the Coronado Police Department for their prompt reaction and efficient communication.
The Governor’s proposal is unique and unlike any other. Since there are so many new legislators in Sacramento this year, it will be difficult for this proposal to be understood and approved in a timely manner. Consequently, it is difficult for me to predict the final budget outcome in June. It appears that we may have a revenue increase of one percent, but until we know more, I am just glad we appear to be finished with the funding cuts we have suffered over the past five years.
School districts in California are beginning to fail financially and there is little being done to permanently fix the problem. You may have read that a few days ago the Inglewood School District collapsed and was taken over by the state, similar to what happened to Compton and Oakland. Even though Proposition 30 passed, 40 more school districts could also fail financially before December of 2014. And by the end of the 14-15 fiscal year, many more districts will be unable to show a…Continue