Where to from here? Nov 2010

On Saturday I attended one of the five community forum meetings about the fiscal crisis facing the Scotts Valley School District (SVUSD). The District’s Chief Business officer Karen Jelcick gave a now familiar presentation with some updated data based on California’s most recent bugdet effort. The numbers supplied to the district by the state seem somewhat imaginary, at least to me, and rely heavily on unallocated funds coming from the federal government. On balance, it appears the depth of the fiscal crisis remains largely unchanged, by that I mean with some alternative the district will be facing deep cuts in the coming years continuing the dismay of the community.At this point, I as though