This came into my email box today….
Dear IUSD parent:
With CaliforniaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s fiscal crisis prompting the Governor to propose stripping more than $4 billion from education in 2008-09, the Irvine Unified School District is exploring ways to bridge a projected budgetary gap of $12.5 million. Naturally, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d like to hear your thoughts and ideas.
A budget input form has been posted online, allowing parents and community members to share cost-saving strategies and revenue enhancement tips. Those who wish to remain anonymous may do so by simply omitting their names.
Input forms will be accepted through April 1. While we remain hopeful that our Governor and legislators will prioritize spending instead of shortchanging the students of California, please remember that we are obligated to plan for worst-case scenarios leading up to the adoption of a state budget. In the meantime, we thank you for your patience and we welcome your valuable input.
Gwen E. Gross, IUSD Superintendent of Schools
To access the 2008-09 Budget Input Form, please click on the following link: http://www.iusd.org/InputForm/