OUSD Passes New Budget

By Misty Volaski

Tuesday night, the Ojai Unified School District presented its budget for the 2012-2013 school year. The ratified budget sits at almost $22 million, and is based on the assumption that California voters will pass a November ballot initiative that would raise the state sales tax by a quarter cent, and increase income taxes for residents making over $250,000 per year. Should the initiative fail, it will trigger $5.5 billion in cuts to public education across the state. That means Ojai schools would lose $1,245,000 in the middle of the school year

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