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May 28, 2013 > New Haven Unified School Board update

New Haven Unified School Board update

Submitted By New Haven Unified School District

On May 21, the Board of Education received a report on Gov. Brown's revised state budget for 2013-14 and its impact on funding for California schools.

Chief Business Officer Akur Varadarajan told the Board that the governor maintained his January budget proposal that retains the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), which will bring additional revenue to school districts such as New Haven. Also, from increased revenue of $4.5 billion for the current year, the governor proposes allocating $1 billion for implementation of Common Core State Standards. On the downside, 2013-14 state revenue estimates have been reduced, which will have an effect on the state's ability to meet its LCFF funding goals in the future. Mr. Varadarajan told the Board that staff currently is working on the impact of the May Revise to New Haven's budget, in preparation for budget adoption in June.

Also, the Board:

Recognized James Logan High School's Percussion Ensemble, winner of the Percussion Scholarship Concert world championship in Dayton, Ohio.

Recognized Student Board Members Cindy Nguyen of Logan and Perla Lucatero-Ulloa of Conley-Caraballo High School and thanked them for their service.

Was formally introduced to new principals Marcus Lam of Alvarado Elementary, Mikey McKelvey of Kitayama Elementary and Jeff Slater of Hillview Crest Elementary.

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