By Brittany Hanson/Garden Grove Journal
Reduction in state funding to education will likely mean that not all the financial obligations of the GGUSD would be able be met, and further belt-tightening may be likely. The district has already cut the school year by placing teachers and others on furlough days.
A report on the grim financial status of the district was accepted by the board.
The interim financial report predicts that the district will not be able to meet all of its financial needs for the balance of the fiscal year. However, the school district must still find a way to maintain fiscal solvency.
If it is necessary, GGUSD may have to implement up to $89,191,582 in cuts in 2011-12 that would continue into 2012-13. There would be additional cuts of up to $49,223,462 in 2013-14.
Also Tuesday night, the annual reorganization meeting for the district saw Dr. George West nominated and installed as president of the board.
Lan Nguyen, the outgoing president of the school board, nominated West and board member Bob Harden seconded the nomination.
Bao Nguyen was nominated for vice president by Lan Nguyen and the nomination was seconded by Bob Harden.
“I’m in a new position. I want to say thank you to all the members of the board for trusting me,” said Bao Nguyen.
As Lan Nguyen and Bao Nguyen had traded seats during reorganization, Bao moved to hand over Lan’s name placard, saying, “Well, we do have the same last name.”