The Hacienda La Puente Unified School Board approved a $190 million budget for the coming school year early this morning. Revenues are projected to total $178 million, resulting in a $12 million deficit.
However, the large district reports an ending balance of $28.5 million this year, which will be used to help balance next year’s budget. There will be no layoffs or furloughs in the district. And programs will continue at their current levels.
If the governor signs the new budget, Hacienda La Puente Unified expects to receive an additional $3 million in revenue. It also hopes to use other cost-cutting measures to cut the deficit to $6 million by the end of the next school year.