By Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 01/04/2012 04:46:26 PM PST
CHINO – Another tough year is expected for Chino Valley Unified School District as officials anticipate cutting millions from its budget.
Come January, district officials said they will revisit a 33-item list of possible reductions presented to the school board two months ago by its superintendent – a list that includes elimination or cutbacks of nurses, elementary music programs, librarians and several assistant principals.
The proposed cuts were a part of the district’s way of preparing for the state failing to raise $4 billion in revenue for rest of the fiscal year – which ended up happening.
The Golden State is $13 billion in the red.
Now, the district is looking at $7.8 million in cuts to its
Chino Valley Unified School District board members will host their next meeting at 7 p.m. tonight at 5130 Riverside Drive, Chino.
Chino Valley Unified School District Superintendent Wayne Joseph’s proposed budget cuts can be viewed at www.chino.k12.ca.us.
Once at the district’s site, click on “Budget Updates” and then select the Nov. 10 budget study session.
The budget reduction options are listed starting on page eight. Joseph’s recommendations are highlighted.
Chino Valley Unified officials have identified up to $11.3 million in reductions to the 2012-13 school year and $12.2 million to the 2013-14 school year.
“We (the board) haven’t discussed it yet, but I’m going to step out on the limb and say that we will probably do the same as we’ve done in the past,” board president Charles Dickie said.
“The board will discuss each item and then decide whether to take the item off the table, wait for more information before making a decision, or decide to cut the item.”
Later this month, Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to release his budget proposal for the 2012-13 fiscal year.
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