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“Last year when I landed here, we had to resolve a budget shortfall of $2.5 million. We did that with some hard work, without reducing any program [or] staffing. We just tightened our belts and got through that. We have now shifted to what’s called a local-community-funded school district [one supported primarily through property taxes, also known as Basic Aid]. Bottom line is that we will get more per student as a community-funded district. We’re not going to be rolling in dough, but it will be a financial advantage. All of our partner districts that send us their 7th graders ​— ​Goleta, Hope, Montecito, Cold Spring ​— ​are all community-funded districts.”

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