Los Altos School Board Approves 2012-13 Budget

Because of the state's unsettled budget, including a tax initiative on the November ballot, the school district's $43 million budget may get some adjustments over the next several months.


The Los Altos School Board approved a $43 million budget for the 2012-13 year Monday night, following a 30-minue presentation from the district’s assistant superintendent for business and a short public hearing.

That’s not the end of it, of course.

In most years, the budget approved in accordance with state law inevitably gets adjusted because the state’s budget is often unsettled long into the summer. In the case of this year, the state budget is dependent on a tax proposal on the November ballot that is facing uncertain prospects.  The district’s budget is expected to be revised through the summer and fall as the state budget becomes clearer.

A copy of the budget is attached on this article, and the district will post  a more user-friendly version on Los Altos School District site Tuesday morning.

The district’s budget set aside funds in reserves in case the governor’s tax initiative fails. 

Ron Haley June 21, 2012 at 03:47 PM
Did anyone see the $1 million for BCS legal fees in the budget? Is this coming out of the operating funds? Also, has anyone looked at the current school bond - we are currently paying $55 per $100K of assessed value. This is in addition to the $790 parcel tax. By my calculations, it's $20 million underfunded.
Bill June 21, 2012 at 07:01 PM
Lets hope LASD spends more to fight the loopholes in charter law that are being exploited......... Is BCS still breaking the law by requiring a valid parents drivers license as a condition of a students application being accepted? Current law states that school-age children who reside in California must not be denied a free public education based on citizenship status. Resident students are required by statute to attend public school from ages six to eighteen. http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/lr/cl/cefistatus.asp
Ron Haley June 22, 2012 at 03:18 AM
Bill, Skip the CTA "talking points". Lets stick to the budget, the topic addressed by the article.
Bill July 02, 2012 at 02:02 PM
CTA talking points?...or the law. And my comment is on topic. I hope the LASD budget includes money to fight the currently expolited loopholes in charter law that BCS is utilizing. I also hope LASD is using some resources to investigate and correct the illegal admission practices at BCS.
Bill July 11, 2012 at 06:16 PM
Support AB 1594 and require BCS to enroll in the National Free and Reduced Lunch Program. The reporting requirements would mandate BCS report exactly how many disadvantaged kids are at the school.....rather than masking that number with the "we provide lunch to them so they dont feel embarrassed or singled out" (also a budget point)


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