GLENDALE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION PREVIEW

BUDGET CUTS

The Glendale Unified School District Board of Education will hear a report on the outcomes of the state's recently adopted state budget plan, although administrators will not be able to present a full analysis because the Los Angeles County Office of Education has not yet published an interpretation of the plan.

The district will lose $9.2 million in cuts over the next two years as a result of the plan, according to the report.

The cuts will come in addition to lost funds that the district would have received because of cost-of-living adjustments.

The adjustments would have given the district $25 million over the same two-year period to compensate for increasing costs, but because of the state's fiscal crisis, those increases in funds will not come to Glendale Unified.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Officials will discuss plans for addressing the budget cuts, which will force administrators to use reserve funds in order to compensate for reductions.

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MODERNIZATION PROJECTS

Trustees will hear a report on the progress of modernization projects in the district, including those at Columbus Elementary School and Roosevelt Middle School, where funding for construction has been frozen by the state.

The district opted to use its own construction money to move forward with the second phase of development at Columbus, which opened two new buildings this year.

Funding for construction at Roosevelt remains uncertain.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Trustees will not vote during this report.

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TRAFFIC SAFETY

The board will hear a report on traffic safety around schools in the district.

Parents and residents around Glendale Unified schools have raised concerns about unsafe driving and have encouraged the district to take action.

Administrators will brief the board on their efforts to increase safety around schools.

WHAT TO EXPECT

The board will not vote during this report.


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