By Rick La Plante, New Haven Schools Director of Parent and Community Relations
The Board of Education on Tuesday night received a presentation on Real Property analysis and study performed by Dutra-Cerro-Graden.
The study was in anticipation of needing to investigate all options to generate local revenues as a result of severe financial challenges facing school districts in California and in particular New Haven Unified School District.
The presentation included an overview of the school district’s budget difficulties due to reductions and cash deferrals by the State followed by State requirements regarding site disposition. The Board directed the staff to proceed with the next steps that includes the formation of a District Advisory Committee consistent with State law.
Also on Tuesday night, the Board:
· Welcomed 2012-13 student board members Cindy Nguyen of James Logan High School and Perla Lucatero-Ulloa of Conley-Caraballo High School.
· Approved a report on actual revenues, expenses and fund balanced for the 2011-12 fiscal year.
· Approved a resolution in support of Propositions 30 and 38 on the November ballot. Prop 30 would raise an estimated $7 billion to $9 billion for schools and other state priorities by increasing the state sales tax and by increasing state income tax for the top approximately 3% of taxpayers. Prop 38 would raise an estimated $10 billion, all for public schools and early childhood development, by increasing income taxes for most Californians.