Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 1/19/2022 - 6:00 PM
Category: Business/Action Items
Type: Info
Subject: 18.8 Review Extending Positive Budget Certification During Declining Enrollment and Salary Increases
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
Goal 1: All students will receive a high quality education in a safe and welcoming environment with equitable and high expectations, access to technology, and instruction in the California State Standards that prepare them for college and/or career.
Goal 2: High quality, culturally proficient, and responsive staff will provide engaging instruction respectful of all students' backgrounds to ensure they are college and/or career ready.
Goal 3: Parents, family, and community will be informed, engaged and empowered as partners with Mt. Diablo Unified to support student learning.
File Attachment:
Summary: In an effort to extend positive budget certifications for the District and provide increased compensation for employees, budget and staffing adjustments and reductions will be addressed over the next several Board meetings. FCMAT (Fiscal Crisis Management & Assistance Team) provided a thorough review of the fiscal health of Mt Diablo Unified. The August 11, 2021 presentation noted a number of deficiencies that should be addressed. Some of those included the lack of a plan to reduce/eliminate deficit spending (8.3), not implementing reductions sufficient to reduce/eliminate deficit spending (8.3), reduce the amount of unrestricted general fund expenditures allocated to salaries (13.2), and analyze and factor staffing based on ratios and enrollment (19.2). The report concluded that the district has not adjusted staffing to compensate for the declining number of students and is lacking a plan to remain solvent.

At this time, the Governor has presented a spending plan that must go through the budget process and as a result, cannot be incorporated into our budget assumptions at this time. However, due to timelines associated with school district staffing, and our obligation to align staffing to our anticipated enrollment, the Board discussion is intended to provide staff direction to adjust staffing and address deficit spending in order to maintain a positive budget certification for the long term. Additional items to be considered include the Assembly Bill (AB) 438, Assembly Bill (AB) 1200, Board Policy 4243.1 Public Notice - Personnel Negotiations, determinations of seniority among certificated employees with the same seniority date ("tie-breaker" resolution) and resolution for reduction of particular kinds of service (PKS).
Fiscal Impact
Recommendation: This item is being presented as informational only.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Laura Juranek - Senior Administrative Assistant
Signed By:
Dr. Adam Clark - Superintendent