Oceanside School District’s elementary school-level programs, including Project Extra, Makerspace, mental health and wellness and coding/STEM, would be restructured starting this fall under the district’s proposed 2020-21 budget.
The Board of Education adopted the proposed $160 million budget during a virtual meeting on April 22. The spending plan includes a tax levy, or total revenue raised from taxpayers, of $130 million, a 3.3 percent increase from the 2019-20 school year.
School officials crafted the budget “conservatively,” said Jerel Cokley, the district’s assistant superintendent of business, based on a decrease in state aid and 13 retirements in the district. Projected state aid dropped about $800,000 from the 2019-20 school year, from $23.1 million to $22.3 million.
“We have very…