Many thanks to CBO Grant-Dawson for the variance reporting presented alongside the UA! These reveal some large budget swings, however, and the Board and public deserve to know the operational reasons why including:Lower teacher salaries vs higher sub salaries), classified overtime $500K over estimate, services and operating expenditures $2.3 million under projection. In particular, do any of these areas provide areas for savings over last year's budget or for sustained savings that might be budgeted long term to reduce the need for future reductions.
In addition, $2.4 million continues to be held for "charter repairs." I note, as I have repeatedly, that per OUSD's own statistics, this item has *never* cost more than 600K in a given year and has averaged $350K. Please make these funds available to support students!