RealSAVI Number For Garden Grove Unified School District

Orange County 2008 API High School Index Average Price Per Sq Ft RealSavi Number Average Price Per Sq Ft RealSavi Number
Garden Grove    Feb-09 Feb-09 Mar-09 Mar-09
Bolsa Grande 770  $ 263.40 2.92  $ 309.23 2.49
Garden Grove  782  $ 272.17 2.87  $ 282.92 2.76
La Quinta 849  $ 292.06 2.91  $ 305.92 2.78
Pacifica 798  $ 291.62 2.74  $ 285.78 2.79
Rancho Alamitos 740  $ 254.94 2.90  $ 239.58 3.09
Santiago 720  $ 225.08 3.20  $ 267.47 2.69

THE REALSAVI NUMBER IS DERIVED BY TAKING THE HIGH SCHOOL’S CURRENT “API” (”ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE INDEX”), WHICH IS FOR 2008, AND DIVIDING IT BY THE AVERAGE SELLING PRICE OF SINGLE FAMILY HOMES (”BY $/SQUARE FOOT’), THEREFORE PRODUCING OUR REALSAVI TM INDEX WHICH REPRESENTS A “SCHOOL-VALUE ADDED” VALUE FOR HOMES SELLING IN THAT HIGH SCHOOL’S DISTRICT AREA.

RealSAVI Number For Anaheim Union High School District

Orange County 2008 API High School Index Average Price Per Sq Ft RealSavi Number Average Price Per Sq Ft RealSavi Number
    Feb-09 Feb-09 Mar-09 Mar-09
Anaheim Union School District              
Anaheim High School 701  $ 215.47 3.25  $ 215.41 3.25
Cypress High School 843  $ 311.56 2.71  $ 309.94 2.72
John F. Kennedy High School 790  $ 258.48 3.06      
Katella 690  $ 231.97 2.97  $ 240.70 2.87
Loara High School 717  $ 232.43 3.08  $ 241.53 2.97
Magnolia High School 698  $ 230.84 3.02  $ 238.17 2.93
Savana High School 697  $ 229.50 3.04  $ 223.49 3.12
Western High School 769  $ 245.59 3.13  $ 229.46 3.35
THE “RealSAVI” NUMBER IS DERIVED BY TAKING THE HIGH SCHOOL’S CURRENT “API” (”ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE INDEX”), WHICH IS FOR 2008, AND DIVIDING IT BY THE AVERAGE SELLING PRICE OF SINGLE FAMILY HOMES (”BY $/SQUARE FOOT’), THEREFORE PRODUCING OUR REALSAVI TM INDEX WHICH REPRESENTS A “SCHOOL-VALUE ADDED” VALUE FOR HOMES SELLING IN THAT HIGH SCHOOL’S DISTRICT AREA.
 

 

Tustin Unified School District: $12.5 Million To Be Eliminated From $160 Million Budget; “Categorical Money” From Federal Stimulus Funds Are Very Restrictive Says Superintendent

Some school leaders said that restrictions on how stimulus dollars can be used are boxing them in.

“Getting more categorical money—that’s nice for the few of our schools that are Title I schools, but not all of our schools are Title I schools,” said Richard Bray, the superintendent of the 21,000-student Tustin Unified School District in southern California.

The district plans to cut about $12.5 million in the next fiscal year from a budget of $160 million. Teachers will be laid off, and programs such as elementary school music will be eliminated, Mr. Bray said, noting that the city plans to start providing a music program.

There are dollars available that can be used for general education purposes, Mr. Bray said, but superintendents will have to lobby for them in competition with colleges and universities.

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2009/04/08/28districts.h28.html

California State Ballot Measures Needed To Help Solve Budget Crisis And Fund Schools Are Falling Short Of 50% Support In May Special Election

Five state ballot measures aimed at solving California’s budget crisis are falling short of the support needed to pass in the May special election, a sign that voters may force lawmakers into another fierce clash over tax hikes and spending cuts, according to a poll released Wednesday.

The state’s dismal economy has already partly unraveled the budget deal that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Legislature reached last month, with a drop in tax collections leaving a new $8-billion shortfall. Rejection of the ballot measures would widen the gap to nearly $14 billion.

The least popular measure, Proposition 1C, is also the one that state leaders are counting on most for immediate fiscal relief: It would let the state borrow $5 billion against future lottery revenues. The cost, to be paid over decades, would be billions in new interest obligations, and less lottery money to meet future spending needs.

The poll by the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California found that Proposition 1C would lose in a rout if the May 19 election were held today, with 37% of likely voters in favor and 50% opposed.

Faring slightly better, but still decisively rejected, would be Proposition 1A. It would cap state spending while extending billions in temporary tax hikes for an extra two years. The survey found 39% of likely voters for the measure and 46% against it.

So far, Proposition 1A is the measure that has drawn the most attention. Conservatives on talk radio, enraged by the extension of the tax hikes, have made its defeat a top priority. Some labor unions are weighing whether to campaign against the spending cap.

The dynamics of the special election are volatile, and public opinion could swing dramatically once campaign advertising begins. The poll found more than 10% of likely voters are undecided on most of the ballot measures. Also, voter turnout is likely to be low, and it is unclear what mix of Californians will wind up casting ballots in the oddly timed election.

Passage of each ballot measure requires at least one vote above 50%. Three measures were winning a plurality of support in the poll, but still falling short of the 50% threshold. The poll has a margin of sampling error of three percentage points among likely voters.

The poll found likely voters lukewarm on twin measures to loosen restrictions on money that Californians have dedicated solely to children’s health and mental health programs under previous initiatives.

Both measures, Propositions 1D and 1E, fall a few points short of 50%, but more voters backed them than opposed them.

Voter sentiment was split on Proposition 1B, which puts money into schools in future years to make up for cuts this year, with 44% in favor and 41% opposed. Lawmakers made it part of the ballot package in part to dissuade the state’s potent teachers unions from joining the opposition campaign.

All in all, “the supporters of the propositions have their work cut out for them,” said pollster Mark Baldassare, president of the policy institute.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-poll26-2009mar26,0,3460616.story

Tustin Public Schools Foundation Announces 2009 “Dinosaur Dash Run For Education” Logo Winner For November 1 Event

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Beckman High student Robert Lieu’s design won the Tustin Public Schools Foundation’s logo contest for the 2009 Dinosaur Dash Run for Education.

The foundation received 65 entries from Tustin students. Lieu won the $100 prize, and his teacher, Gigi Manning, will receive $100 for classroom art supplies.

The Dinosaur Dash will be Sunday, Nov. 1 at the Market Place in Tustin at Jamboree Road and Bryan Avenue. Proceeds benefit schools in the Tustin Unified School District.

http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/news/local/tustin/article_2343595.php

RealSAVI Number For Garden Grove Unified School District

County / School District / High School 2008 API High School Index Average Price Per Sq Ft Per High School Real Savi  Average Price Per Sq Ft Real Savi
Orange County               
    Jan-09 Jan-09 Feb-09 Feb-09
Garden Grove School              
Bolsa Grande    770 265.04   2.91 263.40   2.92
Garden Grove     782 251.28   3.11 272.17   2.87
La Quinta   849 231.76   3.66 292.06   2.91
Pacifica   798 318.02   2.51 291.62   2.74
Rancho Alamitos   740 255.36   2.90 254.94   2.90
Santiago   720 250.40   2.88 225.08   3.20

Orange County School District Layoff Updates: Westminster School District And Garden Grove Unified School District Are Not Announcing Any Job Cuts While Los Alamitos Unified School District Says Up To 100 Teachers May Lose Jobs

 LOS ALAMITOS– One hundred teachers may lose their jobs as school officials look to offset a $5.6 million budget deficit prompted by the state’s grim financial status.The district will hand out 100 pink slips to teachers by Sunday, officials said. The slips do not guarantee that teachers will lose their jobs but it warns them of the possibility.

The district is researching possible budget relief measures that could restore some program and personnel cuts, officials said.

Los Alamitos Unified School District serves about 9,400 students in 10 schools in Los Alamitos, Rossmoor and Seal Beach.

School board members have approved $618,000 in cuts to its current $88 million budget and $4 million in reductions to its 2009-10 budget, school officials said.

WESTMINSTER – The school district will not lay off any teachers, but will most likely make the cuts with its temporary teaching staff, officials said.

The Westminster School District cut $3.4 million from its $80 million budget last year in anticipation of the state budget crisis, said district spokeswoman Trish Montgomery. The district also reduced its categorical budgets by 6.5 percent or $500,000, she said.

“We are not planning on laying off any teachers,” Montgomery said. However, the district usually hired about 75 temporary teachers each year, which may change, she said.

“We’re hoping not to lose all of them,” Montgomery said.

GARDEN GROVE — The school district, despite a severe budget deficit, will try not to eliminate teaching positions, officials said.

“We have not nor do we plan to send out any layoff notices to our teachers,” said Alan Trudell, spokesman for the school district. “We’re trying not to cut people, but we are cutting positions.”

The district will also need to scale back on several programs considering the projected $62 million budget shortfall over the next three years, Trudell said.

“That means we’ll be scaling back summer school as well as eliminating most conference attendance,” he said.

The district has also negotiated its teacher-to-student ratio from 29.1 to 31.1 beginning the next school year, Trudell said. But the district will still preserve the 20-to-1 class sizes in grades one, two, three and kinder-1 combination classes.

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/district-trudell-school-2334302-grove-positions

 

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