CUSD Budget Cuts Not So Deep

by The Editors on June 27, 2008

One month ago administrators of the Carlsbad Unified School District thought they would have to trim $5.6 million from the 2008-2009 budget, according to a story in the San Diego Union-Tribune. Now, thanks to being reclassified as a “basic aid” school district (because of high local property values) the district adopted a $96.6 million budget with only $2 million in cuts.

Carlsbad joins several other coastal North County districts – Del Mar, Solana Beach and Encinitas – that are designated as basic aid because property values are so high there. Only about 80 of California’s more than 1,000 public school districts are basic aid districts. . . . That means that over the next fiscal year, Carlsbad Unified is expected to have $3.1 million more to spend than it otherwise would have had as a revenue limit school district.

We don’t exactly understand all the technical details, but smaller-than-expected budget cuts on education are always a great thing.

[Link: San Diego Union-Tribune]

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