State crisis continues to hammer education

As we approach the winter recess, California’s fiscal crisis continues to impact the Irvine Unified School District, creating a projected shortfall of $14.7 million for 2010-11. In addition, our state finds itself with yet another multibillion-dollar revenue gap, and policymakers have not ruled out midyear cuts.

To read Superintendent Gwen Gross’s take in the latest Budget Notebook, click here.

As Dr. Gross notes, members of the public and staff are encouraged to share their thoughts and suggestions by filling out online Budget Input Forms. In addition, the Board of Education will take part in a special Budget Study Session at the District Office on Jan. 19, and a Community Forum will be held at the same location on Jan. 26.