At their meeting on Thursday, Jan. 28, the Santa Clara Unified School District (SCUSD) Board of Trustees held a study session for the District’s 2021-2022 Budget Planning and they also went over the District’s 2019-20 Audit Report. The Board also heard a report on the Don Callejon K-8 School STEAM Plan.
Mark Schiel, the District’s Chief Business Official, gave a presentation on the District’s 2021-2022 Budget Planning, which is in its early stages.
Schiel reported that enrollment is declining as well as unduplicated count (a measure of students in the free and reduced lunch program, ESL students, and homeless/foster students). Additionally, the effects of the pandemic on property tax revenues are still unknown which leaves many unanswered questions about the District’s financial future. Also, due to the pandemic, it’s obvious that financial…