San Francisco Schools Introduces Expanded Budget

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

San Francisco Unified School District officials will unveil a $361.5 million budget for the 2012-13 school year at the Board of Education meeting Tuesday.

The budget includes $29 million more in expenditures compared to 2011-12, while revenue increased just $364,000.

The district’s budget office attributed much of the cost increase in the budget to step increases in faculty salaries along with health care costs for employees and retirees, which the budget office anticipates will increase by about 10 percent in 2012-13.

For the upcoming school year, central administration will see its budget grow by $630,000, an increase of more than 4 percent. Instructional support, a budget category that includes the curriculum office, pupil services and school health programs, will gain $1.2 million, nearly 17 percent. The district will contribute an additional $9 million to the County Office of Education’s special education function.

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