SCUSD Requesting Ideas For New State Funding



Share | |
(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Governor Jerry Brown's proposed budget calls for spending about $55 billion for K-12 education in the coming year.

Gabe Ross with the Sacramento City Unified School District says it's too early to say how much the district could receive. But he points out - Sacramento schools have had to deal with a decade of what he calls "brutal" state budget cuts, growing employee healthcare costs and funding cuts because of declining enrollment. 

"So, when you talk about new revenue it's off course offset by rising costs to some degree. That being said the process that we're engaging in right now in really working with our stakeholders to get valuable input on how to use resources in our district will be something that will pay dividends, not just this year but in years to come."

~Gabe Ross, Sacramento Unified School District

Like other districts throughout the state, Sacramento City Unified has until this July to show the state how it will spend the extra money to improve student achievement.

The district's public forum will be held 6 PM Wednesday at the "Serna Center" on 47th Avenue.

Related Stories

  • Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

    California Schools Begin New Standardized Testing Program

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015

    California schools can start administering the state’s new standardized tests to students. The new math and English language tests use computers and open-ended critical thinking questions – rather than the old “Scantron” bubble multiple-choice tests.

  • Salmon Leave Woodland Rest Stop After A Month-Long Stay

    Thursday, March 05, 2015

    Thousands of juvenile salmon are now swimming down the Sacramento River. They're twice as big as other salmon hatched at the same time after spending the last month hanging out in a Yolo County rice field.

  • Teacher Shortage In Washoe County Means More Subs

    Monday, March 02, 2015

    A shortage of teachers in Washoe County has forced the school district to fill vacant positions with more substitute teachers. That is reducing the pool of available substitutes for short-term assignments.

We Get Support From:
Become a Supporter

We Get Support From:

Become a Supporter