TVUSD board hears budget update after coronavirus relief package, Newsom’s funding proposals

The Temecula Valley Unified School District hears a school district’s budget update Tuesday, Jan. 12. Valley News/Will Fritz file photo
A combination of funds from the recent federal coronavirus relief package signed by former President Donald Trump in December and budgetary proposals from California Gov. Gavin Newsom means Temecula Valley Unified is looking ahead to potentially being in a much better budgetary position in the coming years than district officials had previously thought. At the district’s first interim budget report in December, Nicole Lash, assistant superintendent of business services for TVUSD, told school board members that the district’s projections at the time were showing TVUSD could be facing a deficit of about $24 million by the 2022-2023 fiscal year, forcing it to dip into its reserve funds. But the already approved federal funds and the proposed dollars from the state will likely change
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