Uncertainty about the state's 2011 budget means that the La Cañada Unified School District's own 2011 budget likely will change by the end of the year.
That's the message delivered by the district's governing board when the district's first-interim financial report was presented at Tuesday night's board meeting.
"These are projections, not predictions," Stephen Hodgson, LCUSD's financial consultant, said of the report.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has called for a special session on Nov. 11 to revisit the state budget, which is projected to lead to a $25.4 billion gap in spending in the next year and a half. The ongoing budgetary uncertainty, and the fact that local districts receive substantial funding from the state, mean that the district won't be able to predict its own budget until the state's budget picture becomes clearer, Hodgson said.