By John Glidden
The Vallejo school district may lose millions of dollars during the next few years, if a newly approved charter school proves to be successful, a school official warned during a recent meeting of the Vallejo City Unified School District Board of Education.
Cecile Nunley, the district’s chief business officer, presented future budget projections showing the district losing around $1.2 million in funding for the 2016-17 school year with the opening of Caliber Charter School.
The Vallejo school board unanimously approved the charter school petition in June, paving the way for the second independent charter school in the city, joining Mare Island Technology Academy.
Charter school officials have estimated 270 students will attend the new school during its first full year of operation during 2016-17. However, the school will only receive funding for 199.5 students.