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January 22, 2013 > New Haven Unified Board of Education update

New Haven Unified Board of Education update

Submitted By New Haven School District Office

It is "too soon to tell" how Gov. Brown's proposal for the 2013-14 state budget will affect New Haven schools, Chief Business Officer Akur Varadarajan recently told the Board of Education, warning that although the proposal includes a well-publicized $2.7 billion increase in funding for public education there are "insufficient details" for local districts to determine their funding under the new formula.

Even if the proposed budget is adopted, Mr. Varadarajan told the Board, local districts are being advised to build their 2013-14 budgets and future forecasts on current revenue models, meaning New Haven actually must plan for a $6 million operating deficit, Mr. Varadarajan said.

The Governor's proposal still is subject to passage by both houses of the state legislature. More information is expected from the state within the next few weeks.

Also, the Board:

Voted to convene a Facility Names Committee to make suggestions for renaming Alvarado Middle School. This proposal grew out of discussions that accompanied the decision last summer to name the Decoto School for Independent Study.

Approved the audited financial report for the 2011-12 fiscal year.

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