By Richard Bammer
Following Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed 2016-17 budget, which he unveiled last month in Sacramento, this is the time of year when California school district leaders figure out just how the numbers may affect them and the budgets they will adopt later this spring.
That was the case Monday, when Anita Schwab, the chief business official for Kairos Public School Vacaville Academy, updated the independent charter school’s governing board on the governor’s new fiscal roadmap for the coming year.
In her computer-aided slide presentation, with some information gleaned from School Services of California, a school advocacy resource, she noted that Brown increased the state’s revenue estimates, to $122.6 billion, but “continues to underestimate Proposition 98 revenues for 2015-16 and 2016-17.”