The Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) is one of nine Orange County school districts that “have filed preliminary spending plans indicating they might not be able to meet their financial obligations over the next two years, part of a group of 137 districts statewide that the state considers to be in “financial jeopardy,”” according to the O.C. Register.
Although many districts have plans in place to absorb this worst-case scenario, nine of the county’s 28 districts don’t know yet where they’ll achieve the necessary savings, and thus filed interim budget plans in December with a “qualified” certification. The state Department of Education characterized these districts Thursday as being in “financial jeopardy.”
This admission comes on the heels of an insider report we posted regarding the SAUSD’s loss of Quality Education Investment Act (QEIA) funding – which may be millions of dollars.
“You’ll see layoff notices going out to teachers in the districts with ‘positive’ certifications as well,” Oragne County schools Superintendent Bill Habermehl said. “Almost every district will have layoffs. That’s the only way they can balance their budgets.”
When is the SAUSD administration or the SAUSD Trustees planning to tell parents about this?
The SAUSD Trustees do not list their contact information on the SAUSD website, so here is how you can contact them:
- Rob Richardson – The president of the SAUSD board. He is the assistant to the Orange County CEO as well. rob.richardson@earth
link.net and rob.richardson@ocgov .com
- Roman A. Reyna – firstname.lastname@example.org. Also call him at (714) 865-9118 or email him at email@example.com.
- Jose Alfredo Hernandez – The SAUSD board’s vice president. JoseAlfredo@1JAHLaw.com. (714) 568-4529.
- John Palacio – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Audrey Noji – The clerk of the SAUSD board. You can call her at 909-274-4505 or click here to send her an email at her workplace.
7 thoughts on “CA Dept. of Education considers the SAUSD to be in financial jeopardy”
How about an update on Former Boardmember Nadia Davis? Do you think her naughty sex tape is on YOUTUBE? This is turning into a John Edwards type lust affair!
This is a tragic tale that keeps getting worse.
Wally Davis must be rolling over in his grave right now! I wonder if they will have to re-name the school because of Nadia? So very sad. Wally Davis was a great man and did not deserve this. He did so much for our community.
One word, layoffs!
This just in on former Boardmemeber Davis/Lockyer. Why are you guys the only ones willing to report on this in So Cal? Even OC Weekly won’t?????? This will be a movie someday. Which actors would you cast in the main parts?
You are right. The blogs in the OC have been silent about her. More hits for us!
The board will cut salaries and give furlough days to the teachers. They will not cut any of the many asst. superintendents and their secretaries. They will not RIF the many teachers that act like administrators like the TOSA and soon to be TOSA 2, coaches or specialists. They will use school site categorical funds like it is theirs to use as they please. Less instructional days for the students and no money for tutoring for the students who need it. When test scores (a means for measuring achievement) goes down, they will blame state and lack of money for their ineptitude. The board is clueless on financial sustainability for the district and yet they sit being smug thinking they are better than the other districts that actually know what they are doing.