Denair Unified School District got official notice today that it is on the brink of insolvency and could run out of cash by February.
A financial report prepared by an outside expert will give the budget a “negative” declaration, believed to be the first such designation in Stanislaus County’s history.
Denair Unified Superintendent Ed Parraz said today the board expected the news and is set to begin negotiations with its teachers after the Dec. 13 board meeting to get immediate salary concessions. He said the district will resist laying off employees.
“That would be the last resort. We do not want to lay off people,” Parraz said. The district has cut by attrition only, shaving three administrative positions and one teacher in the last few years despite a 30 percent drop in enrollment.