Aren't We Supposed To Get Federal Funding?
A: Yes, however, the Federal and Local Funds account for only $1,273 in annual per student funding. The State of California currently funds $6,828 - for a combined total of $8,101 per student annual funding. The current cost per student at LVUSD is $8,569. This leaves an unfunded $468 per student annual deficit. LVUSD has become a District operating in deficit spending, which still doesn’t address that we are not even at the “average” level of spending per pupil relative to other states in our nation.
Our District has done a great job finding funds to limit the impact of the financial crisis on our community. Those funds are gone. There is no more money coming from the Federal government, the State, the City Councils or local tax increases. If we want to make our schools excellent again, it is up to us!