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August 18, 2014

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J. Mir

The two sets of students are getting along fine and no trees suffered. Oh wait, there aren't any trees there.

HMB

The real controversy is the funding issue.

DD

DTHS is operating a lot leaner than some of the SMUHSD schools.

You can bet the teacher's union isn't too happy about "scabs" getting jobs. SMUHSD is an "insider" district for teacher jobs.

It's unfortunate about the parents who felt uninformed, but Mills gave up their Auto shop RPO program and the several other classrooms that contained AutoCAD and metal/wood shop. DTHS currently occupies those rooms.

The anger is mostly political.

Joe

Here's the next page in the textbook on d.tech and finances courtesy of the DJ:

The district’s total revenue for the 2014-15 school year is $121.6 million, while the total expenditures are $125.8 million, according to the budget approved in June. The district is basic aid funded, meaning it gets its money from property taxes. This has happened in prior years. For example, in the 2013-14 fiscal year, the district saw a $3.9 million deficit.

“(In the past) It’s tended to go down and been somewhat less of what’s predicted because some of the expenses don’t get expensed,” said Trustee Peter Hanley. “I would imagine there’ll likely to be some deficit still that the district has.”

Meanwhile, the financial impacts of the brand new Design Tech High School, located on Mills High School’s campus, on the district are still unknown. The district’s Board of Trustees delayed a vote until September on giving a $150,000 grant to Design Tech, or d.tech, but board members are still concerned about the school’s effect on the district. The school opened for classes last week.

http://www.smdailyjournal.com/articles/lnews/2014-08-26/school-district-to-see-42m-deficit-san-mateo-union-high-school-district-still-considering-charter-financing/1776425129041.html

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