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CVUSD must cut $3M from budget, seeks voter support

The Chino Valley Unified School District is looking at cutting about $3 million from its maintenance and operations budget for 2010-2011.

This is one of the reasons the district is asking its voters to approve a 73-cent tax-rate override on March 9. It will bring the district $1,915,563 for each of the next five years, and a third less each of the final two years the override is in effect.

Superintendent Duane Noggle told the CVUSD Governing Board the money from the override, if the voters approve it, will be used to maintain the district's level of services without severe service cuts.

The projected $3 million in cuts, he said, is on top of the $2.25 million in cuts the district was forced to make this year.

He expects the district's student enrollment to continue declining next year. Because of declining enrollment, the district lost $269,147.39 from the state in 2008-09, $301,996.59 this year and expects to lose an additional $300,000 in 2010-11.

The district, Noggle said, stands to lose $526,049.17 this year in Prop. 301 money, which goes to benefit teachers salaries and benefits. If the Legislature cuts the Prop. 301 money districts receive as expected, CVUSD stands to lose $700,000 next year.

Noggle said the district lost $220,048 this year because the Legislature took the excess utilities money away. In 2010-11, the district will lose $220,000, he said.

If the Legislature does away with all-day kindergarten, CVUSD stands to lose $487,870.12 next year.

The district also expects to lose $50,000 in money from Indian gaming.

If the soft capital is not financed in 2010-11, Noggle said the district stands to lose $525,000. "The district has been off its textbook adoption program for two years. We can't afford to not get new textbooks," he said.

Noggle said if the state maintains the base level at 2006-2007, the district stands to lose $410,533.43 next year.

CVUSD also stands to lose $300,000 in the loss of building renewal money.

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