A History of Wrong Numbers at SCUSD
The facts are unquestionable: SCUSD has a track record of poor budget projections.
SCUSD ended with a deficit only in 2017-18, the same year SCUSD ignored the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) recommendation to cut $15.7 million. Instead, SCUSD went on a spending spree:
- A $6 million vacation buyout for top administrators;
- The introduction of a poorly planned and administered Summer School Program;
- The addition of 18 unbudgeted administrative positions.
This led to SCOE rejecting the SCUSD 2018-19 budget, the first time in SCOE’s history a Sacramento County school district has had its budget rejected. Since then, SCOE has rejected three additional SCUSD budgets.