The La Cañada Unified School District is working with a deficit of $671,704 according to Ruben Rojas, the chief business and operations officer for the district who presented the first interim budget to the school board Tuesday night.
The interim budget reflects recent changes made since a $36-million budget for the 2013-14 school year was adopted in August.
“These figures actually represent the structural deficit the district is currently operating under,” Rojas told board members.
This figure is lower than the $800,000 deficit officials were anticipating when the budget was passed, but is still a cause for concern in a district that strives for fiscal prudence, Rojas said.
La Cañada Unified, like all California school districts, is required to submit updated accounting figures to the state by Dec. 15 in order to certify that it is able to meet its financial obligations for the remainder of the year.