S A C R A M E N T O C I T Y U N I F I E D S C H O O L D I S T R I C T
ASSET DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY MEETING
January 26, 2009, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Alice Birney, South Study Area
Philip Moore, Associate Superintendent
SCUSD Board Members: Roy Grimes, Diana Rodriguez, Patrick Kennedy
SCTA: Manuel Villarreal, Linda Tuttle
• Confusion about structure of these meetings. We are now in phase 3. What are the options we
are to consider and give input on? We are parents; it isn’t fair for us to think of workable
solutions. We are feeling lost. We need framework.
The board is looking at examples to save money from the community as well as the use of facilities.
What kind of changes or additions would the community like to see at our school sites? We do not
want to shutter any of these schools.
• It’s unfair that more “popular” schools (Crocker/Riverside) are allowed to “open enroll” and
take students from other sites. Is this a district wide policy?
Open Enrollment is a District policy. We are interested in building/enhancing programs and looking
for creative ways to provide a quality programs for all students. All principals are asked to provide
Open Enrollment the number of available grade level space. We are looking to offer the best
academic experience to students through Open Enrollment, whether it is a large school or small.
• What is the cost savings for elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools?
Student enrollment is approximately between 1,800 and 2,000 students at high schools. Schools with
fewer than 500 students save between $370,000 to $617,000. We saved approximately $600,000
when Bear Flag Elementary School was combined with Wenzel Elementary School.
• If schools are combined, can they keep their unique programs?
85% - 88% of the budget is people and we are asked to cut $15 million mid-year. Every year we
have reduced our central administration staff. Our District adm