Vallejo trustees to learn about layoff process
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#1 Jan 13, 2018
Vallejo trustees to learn about layoff process
By John Glidden, Vallejo Times-Herald
A special Vallejo school board study session has been called so trustees and the general public can learn about the layoff process for certificated and classified employees.
The Vallejo City Unified School District is anticipating an $8 million budget shortfall during the upcoming 2018-19 fiscal year. Fiscal years begin on July 1 and end the following June 30.
“In an effort to address these fiscal concerns, the district is currently exploring options for budget reductions and revenue enhancements,” district staff wrote in a report to the board.“The board may decide to reduce workforce as a means of addressing fiscal concerns.”
Budget consultants have warned the district will most likely need to cut an additional $4 million during the 2019-20 fiscal year.
They further said the district faces a $14.3 million general fund deficit by 2020 if trustees do nothing.
The board will not be deciding on whether to officially layoff any district employees during Tuesday’s special study session.
In a letter to school and district office administrators this week, VCUSD Superintendent Adam Clark said the district has begun a hiring and spending freeze.
“We need to make some important decisions about our basic infrastructure so that the programs and services we offer don’t continue to cost more than we can afford,” said Clark in the two-page letter he shared with the Times-Herald on Wednesday.“We can’t keep doing the same thing and expecting different results.”
Clark cited declining enrollment, encroachment of charter schools, rising health/benefits contributions, and high chronic absentee rates as reasons why the district is having budgetary woes.
The review of the layoff process is the only item on the board’s agenda for the night. The meeting is open to the public.
The Special Governing Board Study Session begins at 6 p.m., Tuesday and will be held inside the Governing Board Room, 665 Walnut Avenue on Mare Island.
#2 Jan 13, 2018
so much for fixing the schools, eh, li'l ruscals? bond sure sounds good now, eh? forget it!
#3 Jan 13, 2018
why not just raise taxes again ?
imagine illegals gone
#4 Jan 13, 2018
this isn't ELITE. dog bless
#5 Jan 13, 2018
It's all fun and games until the money runs out
#6 Jan 13, 2018
Is it too late to give the public the right to vote on the bond issue? Or do we just trust Ruscal to fix the schools?
#7 Jan 13, 2018
Why put your "trust" in anyone, with or without knowledge but a convincing voice asking for more, just because it is the first thing coming to that speakers mind? More money will be the salvation....
How much as a property owner are you shelling out on an annual basis and you see ever diminishing educational results for your contribution?
Will more of my money automatically improve all that ails the school district?.... and if that were possible, how much will it take to benefit and improve the mind of the pupil who has no home base and no support system to fall back onto?
When a school district has massive absenteeism and very little is done about it, but lip flapping and hand wringing, I must assume that this problem is strictly about the loss of state revenue and not about the large percentage of Vallejo's children who "should attend school to become educated " and that realization is but a farce.
Educate yourself about what you receive in return by freely offering to self tax yourself and for what!
Accountability from those parents who do not give a darn about what and where their offspring is while hanging with some buds in an ally wasting their time, would get my vote. Why is your child not in school when the taxpayer is mandated to provide from K to 12 for your unfortunate lack of responsibility?
Floating another bond without "fixing" the ever present mismanagement of the school district is like standing on quicksand. How many times are we throwing money into the pot when the previous gifting did not even come close to achieve the promised results ....and the tax payer is still paying for years to satisfy the debt incurred years ago?
To simply reply to your statement about being deprived of a vote to further self tax:
Hell NO, I do not feel deprived!
Not until a real achievable plan is before me.... and those people who floated it are getting taken to task should the "NEW PLAN" have the same result as the old ones.
#8 Jan 13, 2018
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