Once past Covid disruptions, many school districts face a long-term predicament: budget cuts forced by projected declines in enrollment.
The state chancellor’s office overseeing California’s community colleges may soon intervene at the Peralta Community College District.
With mandated costs rising, school districts had been counting on a larger cost of living adjustment that they’d receive next year.
The Bay Area district, Peralta Community College District, faces budgeting, auditing and enrollment challenges, according to a state agency.
Alameda County Office of Education team steps in to train district staff and help implement fiscal stability procedures as chief business officer position is eliminated.
Board member Jody London said the district could not give teachers the raises it agreed to in settling the recent strike without making the cuts.
District is surveying community and board plans to hear feedback from public on proposed budget cuts at meeting next month.
Panel issues nine recommendations aimed at improving budget oversight and reducing number of schools.
Inspired by successful strikes in other states, teachers from Southern California to the Bay Area are threatening fall strikes.
A fiscal analysis by an independent agency says the district is in “financial distress.”
Districts are hoping the upcoming state budget will include financial relief such as deferred state loans, flat per-student payments, and flexibility to sell or lease surplus property.
Districts' revenues may be back to pre-recession levels, but not their buying power, says FCMAT's Michael Fine.
A recent audit found that Tri-Valley Learning Corporation executives had conflicts of interest and commingled funds.
They're hoping the governor's May budget revision brings an increase in school revenue.