EDITOR'S NOTE: Updated at 9:30 a.m. July 20 to correct a typo. Newly hired Deputy Superitendent Clark Hampton's pay cut will be about $15,000.
’s ever-shrinking budget is back on the agenda Wednesday so that trustees can discuss it more detail.
In a related item, the Board of Trustees will finalize an agreement with its last employee group, district management, to achieve the $51 million in cuts needed to balance the budget this year.
The trustees passed on June 27 , which includes increases in class sizes across all grades, five fewer school days, continuation of a 1.2 percent teacher salary cut and six months of salary freezes.
If doesn’t pass in November, the district would then cut the school year by another 10 days and impose a 1.5 percent additional salary cut on teachers.
Despite the budget’s size and complexity, the trustees spent relatively little time discussing the budget. For example, they did not discuss the contract with the teachers’ union, Capistrano Unified Education Association, at all, while the actual budget discussion clocked in at 9½ minutes.
In both instances, when Trustee Ellen Addonizio tried to speak. You can hear the controversy .
A that when a member of a panel wants to end debate by making a “call for the previous question,” such a motion is only successful with a two-thirds vote, which trustees did not achieve.
, Addonizio asked that the budget be brought back, even though the underlying 4-3 vote for approval (with Trustees Addonizio, Anna Bryson and Sue Palazzo against) is valid.
Wednesday’s item is for discussion purposes only.
What is up for a vote is the final contract agreement that sets the compensation for management in the 2012-13 year. Like , it calls for a combination of unpaid furlough days and a salary rollback (1.2 percent). Along with eliminating some management positions, the agreement with managers will save the district $3.3 million and is already included in the cutbacks achieved in the budget passed June 27, according to a staff report.
Two managers will have their contract separately considered. Superintendent Joseph Farley’s salary will roll back by $22,110. That brings his base salary to $252,890.
The district hired in April at a salary of $191,000. With board approval, his salary will be cut back by a litltle more than $15,000.
The Board of Trustees meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the district’s headquarters, 33122 Valle Road in San Juan Capistrano.