By John Glidden
Despite already trimming $8 million from its budget, the Vallejo City Unified School District needs to cut an additional $13.2 million by June 2021 or it faces insolvency.
The district’s Chief Business Officer Hitesh Haria will present a resolution during Wednesday night’s school board meeting declaring the district’s need to slash $6.6 million from the district’s 2019-20 and 2020-21 budgets, respectively.
Haria will return with a list of proposed cuts when he presents the first interim report for the 2018-19 fiscal year budget in December.
While the district states that discovery of revenue enhancements can help to ease the budget situation, that appears unlikely.
The board will be asked to approve the district’s 2018-19 budget which shows the district continues to lose students, while also facing rising retirement costs.