CALIPATRIA — The Calipatria Unified School District will have to cut about $200,000 from its budget for the next school year due to a decline in enrollment, school officials have said.
School district Superintendent James Hanks told district board members during a meeting Monday that Imperial County Office of Education officials suggested the district cut about $380,000 from the budget over the next three years.
School district Business Manager Lori Wigg said ICOE requires schools in deficit spending cut their budgets to prevent any further losses. ICOE must approve all local school's budgets.
Calipatria district officials will make cuts for three years, but the budget will be reviewed on an annual basis by ICOE. No set dollar amount in cuts have been established for the 2002-2003 school year.