The state’s financial crisis has painted a bleak picture for Dixon Unified School District. State revenue will remain flat, at best, and could decline as much as $455 per student by January. No one expects another dollar of federal assistance, and if Governor Jerry Brown’s Proposition 30 fails at the polls, Dixon Unified will be forced to slash over $9 million from its budget over the next two years.
In an honest, open and very direct presentation during a town hall meeting Tuesday night at Tremont Elementary School, Dixon Unified Superintendent Brian Dolan told the 30 parents, community members and district staff gathered in the multi-purpose room that he sees no light at the end of the tunnel. Truth be told, he said, it will likely get much worse before anything starts to improve.