Two out of three is a good thing, right?

The $280 million budget of the Twin Rivers Unified School District may be kept under the microscope.

Twin Rivers received a “qualified certification” from the California Department of Education. This rating is given to districts that can show a balanced budget for two of three fiscal years (2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11). All districts within Sacramento County received this rating.

While lawmakers still argue over a budget, Twin Rivers says they have already taken steps to address their fiscal needs. These include reducing management by 18% and eliminating unfilled positions.

Twin Rivers Superintendent Frank Porter urges the community to stay positive, saying:

The budget picture for the next few years will likely remain dismal. However, the talent, commitment and quality of our classified staff, teachers, community and administrators is unlimited. We will all need to work together in order to do our best for our students.

Twin Rivers may be going through the same fiscal strain as other districts. Still, it is refreshing to see them continue to provide programs to the community such as summer school and subsidized lunch.

At least one district in the north area knows how to spend wisely.

2 thoughts on “Two out of three is a good thing, right?

  1. It wasn’t that long ago when the North area high school district was a huge embarrassment, even though it somehow managed to turn out lots of good kids.

    I can’t quite put my finger on why, but things just seem better now.

    We’ll get there!

  2. Good point SacramentoRob.

    I remember when Grant High School was frowned upon and couldn’t even have night football games. Now, the school has a Championship Football Team, and the River Cats helped to rebuild their a baseball diamond.

    Makes me wonder if combining all the districts into one (a la Twin Rivers) is what helped things turn around.

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