Re: [wccusdtalk] WCCUSD Budget
My name is Diane Brown and a teacher at DeJean Middle. Last year a group of
teachers in our local Association the United Teachers of Richmond became active
at large members of the California Federal Teachers (CFT). We sponsored a
community forum on Understanding K-12 Budgets and our district finances. The
forum was open to all teachers, district and community members. The forum was held
February 25, 2005. I remember at least one district board member who was
running for office attended. Patty Cox, CFT Research Specialist was the presenter.
I will try to give you a general explanation of "Revenue Limit" based on the
power point presentation. If you have a fax number I can send you the power
Revenue Limit is per student funding that makes up the bulk of a district's
unrestricted funding. The Revenue limit varies by elementary, unified, or high
school as well as by high or low wealth.
The COLA (cost of living adjustment) is reported as a percentage of the
average statewide revenue limit; it is actually a fixed dollar amount.
Revenue limits include State Averages for elementary, unified, and High
Revenue limit for West Contra Costa Unified was $4,691.01 in 2003-04.
COLA $117.00, 2004-05
Equalization $13.06, 2004-05
Revenue Limit Deficited Base $4,859.83 2004-2005
Dollar Change between $168.82 2003-04 and 2004-05
Percentage change $3.60%
If you need additional information I will try to help, but this is not my
area of expertise. I will be happy to work with Patty to point you in the right
direction. We will also be willing to hold another forum if there is enough
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