As an important partner in our work to help all San Diego students succeed, the district seeks your input on our current budget for the coming school year. Please take a few minutes to help them more fully understand your education priorities by completing this first-ever community budget survey from San Diego Unified. Your input will be combined with the advice they receive from parents, elected staff representatives, as well as the public input they receive through the year-round Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) process.
Your input is especially important at this time, as the district confronts a budget shortfall -- not for the current school year, but for the one beginning in the fall. Rising healthcare costs, increased pension payments, utility costs and other factors beyond their control mean schools would require another $59 million in increased funding simply to maintain current levels of support. The following chart outlines this situation.