By John Glidden
Vallejo school district Superintendent Adam Clark said the district will need to put a serious fiscal plan in place to prevent financial ruin.
Clark spoke to the Times-Herald Monday, almost a week after the Vallejo City Unified School District Board of Education learned that $12 million in cuts need to be made over the next two years.
“We were disappointed by the results of the first interim report,” Clark said about the budget update given to the board. “Although it isn’t a surprise.”
Like many districts in the state, Clark said VCUSD has a declining student population, plus, the district must deal with rising retirement costs.
Trustees learned Dec. 6 that the district must cut $8 million next school year, plus an additional $4 million during the 2019-20 or have a general fund $14 million in the red.