Presented by Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) and Pivot Learning

Friday, November 8, 2019
11:30am – 1:00pm PST
Library Galleria. 828 I Street. Sacramento, CA

Please note lunch will be served starting at 11:30am and the presentation will begin at 12:00pm.

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What is the impact of unfunded liabilities and other cost pressures on school districts’ ability to serve students? During this seminar, Pivot Learning will share the findings of two case studies that explore how this budget squeeze is being felt in two unique locations: the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) and in Marin County.

In SCUSD, soaring health care costs and a massive unfunded liability have led to deficit spending and threats to programs and services. In Marin County, local parcel taxes have begun attracting more organized opposition due to increasing public perception that tax dollars will go to unfunded liabilities, rather than to students.

Arun Ramanathan, Carrie Hahnel, and Hannah Melnicoe will share findings from these case studies, and local leaders from Marin County and SCUSD will reflect on the findings. Panelists will also discuss implications for state and local policy and revenue generation for education.

Speakers & Panelists:

  • Carrie Hahnel – Independent Consultant
  • Terena Mares – Marin County Office of Education
  • Hannah Melnicoe – Pivot Learning
  • Arun Ramanathan – Pivot Learning
  • Jessie Ryan – Sacramento City Unified