By Jacob Wilson/Garden Grove Journal
How to survive a possible state budget crisis is the topic for a Westminster School District Board of Trustees special meeting tonight (Thursday).
“We are looking at a revenue shortfall for the state of California, and possibly $2.5 billion in budget cuts coming our way,” said Sergio Contreras, board member.
The district should be safe for the current year. The 2011-12 budget includes reserves of almost $6 million. Though that money may be eaten up by state cuts.
And the district’s projecting negative balances for the next two years. The board will look at ways to get by without much state help.
“The more we can control our own destiny, the better off we are,” Superintendent Richard Tauer said. “We don’t want to take our chances that the state or the Feds are going to take care of us.”
The board meets at 14121 Cedarwood Ave. in Westminster at 7 p.m.