With the in the November election, the San Bruno Park School District has been forced to go back to the drawing board to figure out how to pay for a number of capital projects that were on its wish list.
To figure out its next steps, the school board will hear a presentation about lessons learned from the last election from polling firm Dale Scott & Company at the Wednesday board meeting.
According to the board meeting packet, the presentation will focus on the voter turnout for the election and how residents throughout the city voted on the bond measure, which failed to pass after getting only 50 percent of the votes. Measure O needed 55 percent of the vote.
In addition, the board will be discussing several issues that could affect next year’s budget, including a school transportation bill that would possibly eliminate 50 percent of the district’s transportation funding and the governor’s recent proposal to eliminate the requirement for school districts to —meaning the district would be left to foot the bill for its program next year.
The board will also be discussing possible teacher cuts. A proposal is currently on the table to eliminate the equivalent of 15 teaching positions next year—13 elementary school positions and two from Parkside Intermediate—because the district won’t be able to support its current level of staff beyond this school year.
The proposal doesn’t necessarily mean teachers will lose their jobs. The board has until March 15 to make a final decision about layoffs.
The school board meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at .