This is the 2nd year in a row(?) that CUSD is going to be cutting funding. I haven’t explored this issue deeply but would love to know where my property taxes are going and what percentage comes back to the schools.
_The Cupertino Union School Board of Education and District have identified the budget as one of its key priorities for the 2017 - 2018 school year. The budget as a priority will remain a focus moving into future years as well. _
The CUSD priority states:
Ensure fiscal solvency, to include no deficit spending, a balanced budget, and a sufficient reserve, through a combination of budget cuts and new revenue enhancements.
_Specific focus will be placed on understanding the values and needs of all stakeholders, informing all of them about our budget, aligning instructional practices, and attracting and retaining quality staff. _
Cupertino remains one of the lowest funded school districts in California based on the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). As we look at our current Budget forecast, the Cupertino Union School District needs to reduce the General Fund budget and identify revenue enhancement opportunities. CUSD will be looking to cut a minimum of $5 million starting in the 2018-19 school year. We are in the initial stages of this planning process and want to hear from our CUSD families as we begin exploring options."