CUSD will seek $150 parcel tax


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Fri, February 12, 2010

The Cabrillo Unified School District will seek a five-year $150 per-parcel tax, reports the Review. The tax will require approval from 2/3 of the voters in the June primary election.

The tax would raise $1.5 million this year toward the district’s projected $2.5 million budget shortfall.

The district also distributed a list of potential cuts, in order of decreasing desirability.

The school district will be starting negotiations later this month with its employee unions for possible cost savings including furlough days, salary reductions and shortening the school calendar by five days.

Follow the jump to see the list of possible cuts.

Note: While we have added a “cumulative” savings column as a guide to the total impact, these cuts are not necessarily additive.  Earlier, smaller cuts, may be included in some later, larger cuts.

Savings Cumulative
Reconfigure Pilarcitos/Adult Ed Secretary Position   $4,754 $4,754
Reduce King’s Mt. Summer School Secretary       $1,773 $6,527
Reduce high school registrar from 12 mo. to ll mo.  $4,200 $10,727
Reduce 2 sections of High School PE       $30,000 $40,727
Increase rate charge for facilities use       $35,000 $75,727
Reduce Duplication Person to .5 FTE       $32,600 $108,327
$108,327
Five Furlough Days               $437,000 $545,327
$545,327
Eliminate middle school athletic stipends     $32,776 $578,103
$578,103
One Furlough Day all employees           $81,710 $659,813
$659,813
Reduce Groundskeeper 1 FTE           $67,300 $727,113
Reduce Custodian by 1 FTE           $60,600 $787,713
$787,713
1% salary reductions across the board       $199,163 $986,876
$986,876
Eliminate BTSA position at DO           $37,000 $1,023,876
Reduce DO Classified support 1 FTE       $72,852 $1,096,728
Eliminate elementary library techs       $53,700 $1,150,428
Reuduce Transportation Admin Svcs         $7,027 $1,157,455
Eliminate Curriculum Committees & stipends     $16,285 $1,173,740
Eliminate Leadership Teams & stipends       $13,310 $1,187,050
$1,187,050
Health & Welfare capped at 2009-10 levels     $429,728 $1,616,778
Reduce eliminate co-curricular pay for cert. staff $70,382 $1,687,160
$1,687,160
Replaced HS Librarian with Library Tech       $44,199 $1,731,359
Eliminate Transportation Admin services       $40,972 $1,772,331
Reduction of Site Admin Services 1 FTE       $120,948 $1,893,279
$1,893,279
Health & Welfare capped at $10,000 $908,600 $2,801,879
Freeze on step and column moves         $353,260 $3,155,139
$3,155,139
Eliminate HS athletic stipends and referee fees   $57,499 $3,212,638
Eliminate middle school library tech       $35,800 $3,248,438
$3,248,438
Health & Welfare capped at 2008-09 levels   $941,921 $4,190,359
$4,190,359
Reduction in DO Admin Services 1 FTE       $129,363 $4,319,722
Eliminate 50% K-3 class size reduction     $302,254 $4,621,976
$4,621,976
Health & Welfare capped @ 2010-11 employee $4,621,976
and spouce only               $345,457 $4,967,433
Eliminate EMPWR teams/stipends           $1,900 $4,969,333
$4,969,333
Kinder class size reduction           $137,467 $5,106,800
Eliminate Grade 4/5 Prep Teachers       $122,959 $5,229,759
$5,229,759
Eliminate Literacy Coaches           $82,000 $5,311,759
Reduction of Counseling Svcs (HS 1 FTE, MS 1 FTE) $101,216 $5,412,975
Reduction of Site Classified support (2 FTE   $106,460 $5,519,435
$5,519,435
Health & Welfare capped at $5,000 $1,978,357 $7,497,792
$7,497,792
Eliminate all reg ed bussing           $161,912 $7,659,704
Eliminate cell phone reimbursement       $3,415 $7,663,119
Eliminate Trimester Assessments         $500 $7,663,619
Eliminate Kinder Class size reduction 7 FTE   $141,528 $7,805,147
Eliminate 100% K-3 Class size reduction     $635,044 $8,440,191
Eliminate all Counseling Services       $420,188 $8,860,379
Close King’s Mountain School           $265,046 $9,125,425

Comment 1
Fri, February 12, 2010 4:37pm
Barry Parr
All my comments

Of course, a number of these items will have to be negotiated with the employees’ union, so they not necessarily something the district can choose to do on their own.

Comment 2
Sat, February 13, 2010 8:43pm
jlundell
All my comments

This list is obviously not meant to be taken seriously. Or, if it is, it does its audience a disservice.

Comment 3
Tue, February 23, 2010 11:05am
Emily Berk
All my comments

It’s telling that these CUSD Parcel Tax votes are never scheduled for November general elections, but instead for elections where fewer voters are expected to turn out.