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Six scenarios have been developed as part of the School Master Plan. Three scenarios address the $17 Million deficit, and the other three scenarios assume the passage of Prop 204 and no deficit.

These scenarios were compiled from the work of five focus groups (employees, public committee members, principals, site councils, and community leaders). For more information about the focus group scenarios, see the Focus Group Scenarios page.

Each scenario has three budget categories:

  1. Visions Options: These indicate areas in which TUSD should invest dollars to provide additions for higher performing classrooms.
  2. Staff and Program Reduction Options: These represent TUSD staff and program cuts.
  3. Facility and Revenue Options: These represent facility consolidations and reductions. They also represent other areas of revenue generation, such as energy efficiency measures and advertising revenues.

Note: If you have MS Excel, you may also want to build your own scenario using this spreadsheet (in MS Excel). Please note that there are two tabs on this spreadsheet: one for options to resolve the $17M deficit, and one for options in the event that Proposition 204 passes and we have no deficit.

$17 Million Deficit Scenarios

View and print all $17M deficit scenarios side by side (in PDF)

Scenario #1

This scenario includes:

  • Minimum spending on Vision Options.
  • Maximum reductions to the Staff and Program Options.
  • Minimum opportunity to reduce the deficit with Facility and Revenue Options.
$17 Million Deficit - Scenario #1
Options Allocation Dollars
Vision Options Customer Service/Comm. Engagement    
Decrease Class Size    
Professional Development    
Increase Teacher Salaries 0.5% $648,000
Increase Instructional Materials    
Expand Technology    
Budget Addition   $648,000
Staff and Program Reductions Options Assistant Principals 12% $576,000
Central Admin (Asst. Dir. & Above) 20% $460,000
Central Admin (Managers & Coordinators) 20% $820,000
District Wide Clerical Support 17% $408,000
Increased Class Sizes 1 $2,414,286
Librarians and Assistants 12% $336,000
Nurses/Health Assistants 8% $248,000
Office Managers/Attendance Clerks 8% $640,000
Sports, Clubs and Interscholastic 13% $286,000
Custodians 25% $2,625,000
Technology Services Field Techs 12% $240,000
Budget Reductions   $9,053,286
Facilities and Revenue Options Consolidate High Schools - Close Buildings 1 $1,500,000
Consolidate Middle Schools - Close Buildings 2 $1,500,000
Consolidate Elementary Schools - Close Buildings 10 $5,000,000
Increase Efficiencies 60% $300,000
Add Solar Energy 25% $125,000
District-Sponsored Charter Schools    
Revenues from Advertising $200,000 $200,000
Budget Reductions   $8,625,000
Overall Reductions: $17,030,286
Total Surplus: $30,286

Graph of 17M Deficit Scenario 1
Bar Chart of Budget Additions/Reductions for Scenario #1 - $17M Deficit

Scenario #2

This scenario includes:

  • Medium spending on Vision Options.
  • Medium reductions to the Staff and Program Options.
  • Medium opportunity to reduce the deficit with Facility and Revenue Options.
$17 Million Deficit - Scenario #2
Options Allocation Dollars
Vision Options Customer Service/Comm. Engagement    
Decrease Class Size    
Professional Development 10% $144,000
Increase Teacher Salaries 1% $1,555,200
Increase Instructional Materials    
Expand Technology    
Budget Addition   $1,699,200
Staff and Program Reductions Options Assistant Principals 10% $480,000
Central Admin (Asst. Dir. & Above) 15% $345,000
Central Admin (Managers & Coordinators) 15% $615,000
District Wide Clerical Support 10% $240,000
Increased Class Sizes    
Librarians and Assistants 5% $140,000
Nurses/Health Assistants 5% $155,000
Office Managers/Attendance Clerks 3% $240,000
Sports, Clubs and Interscholastic 3% $66,000
Custodians 15% $1,575,000
Technology Services Field Techs 4% $80,000
Budget Reductions   $3,936,000
Facilities and Revenue Options Consolidate High Schools - Close Buildings 1 $1,500,000
Consolidate Middle Schools - Close Buildings 4 $3,000,000
Consolidate Elementary Schools - Close Buildings 18 $9,000,000
Increase Efficiencies 80% $400,000
Add Solar Energy 50% $250,000
District-Sponsored Charter Schools 5  
Revenues from Advertising $800,000 $800,000
Budget Reductions   $14,950,000
Overall Reductions: $17,186,800
Total Surplus: $186,800

Graph of 17M Deficit Scenario 2
Bar Chart of Budget Additions/Reductions for Scenario #2 - $17M Deficit

Scenario #3

This scenario includes:

  • Maximum spending on Vision Options.
  • Minimum reductions to the Staff and Program Options.
  • Maximum opportunity to reduce the deficit with Facility and Revenue Options.
$17 Million Deficit - Scenario #3
Options Allocation Dollars
Vision Options Customer Service/Comm. Engagement    
Decrease Class Size 1 $2,414,286
Professional Development 15% $216,000
Increase Teacher Salaries 1.5% $1,944,000
Increase Instructional Materials    
Expand Technology    
Budget Addition   $4,574,286
Staff and Program Reductions Options Assistant Principals 10% $480,000
Central Admin (Asst. Dir. & Above) 10% $230,000
Central Admin (Managers & Coordinators) 10% $410,000
District Wide Clerical Support    
Increased Class Sizes    
Librarians and Assistants    
Nurses/Health Assistants    
Office Managers/Attendance Clerks    
Sports, Clubs and Interscholastic    
Custodians    
Technology Services Field Techs    
Budget Reductions   $1,120,000
Facilities and Revenue Options Consolidate High Schools - Close Buildings 2 $3,000,000
Consolidate Middle Schools - Close Buildings 5 $3,750,000
Consolidate Elementary Schools - Close Buildings 24 $12,000,000
Increase Efficiencies 100% $500,000
Add Solar Energy 100% $500,000
District-Sponsored Charter Schools 10  
Revenues from Advertising $1,000,000 $1,000,000
Budget Reductions   $20,750,000
Overall Reductions: $17,295,714
Total Surplus: $295,714

Graph of 17M Deficit Scenario 3
Bar Chart of Budget Additions/Reductions for Scenario #3 - $17M Deficit

Prop 204 Scenarios

View and print all Prop 204 scenarios side by side (in PDF)

These scenarios assume no TUSD budget deficit if Prop 204 passes this November 2012. For more information about Proposition 204, see the Prop 204 Information page.

Scenario #1

This scenario includes:

  • Minimum spending on Vision Options.
  • Maximum reductions to the Staff and Program Options.
  • Minimum opportunity to reduce the deficit with Facility and Revenue Options.
Prop 204 - Scenario #1
Options Allocation Dollars
Vision Options Customer Service/Comm. Engagement    
Decrease Class Size 1 $2,414,286
Professional Development 20% $288,000
Increase Teacher Salaries 2% $2,592,000
Increase Salary for All Staff    
Increase Instructional Materials    
Expand Technology 10% $960,000
Budget Addition   $6,254,286
Staff and Program Reductions Options Assistant Principals 10% $480,000
Central Admin (Asst. Dir. & Above) 15% $345,000
Central Admin (Managers & Coordinators) 10% $410,000
District Wide Clerical Support 7% $168,000
Increased Class Sizes    
Librarians and Assistants 4% $112,000
Nurses/Health Assistants 3% $93,000
Office Managers/Attendance Clerks 1% $80,000
Sports, Clubs and Interscholastic 1% $22,000
Custodians 7% $735,000
Technology Services Field Techs 1% $20,000
Budget Reductions   $2,465,000
Facilities and Revenue Options Consolidate High Schools - Close Buildings 1 $1,500,000
Consolidate Middle Schools - Close Buildings 2 $1,500,000
Consolidate Elementary Schools - Close Buildings 8 $4,000,000
Increase Efficiencies 50% $250,000
Add Solar Energy 25% $125,000
District-Sponsored Charter Schools    
Revenues from Advertising    
Budget Reductions   $7,375,000
Total Surplus: $3,585,714

Graph of Prop 204 Scenario 1
Bar Chart of Budget Additions/Reductions for Scenario #1 - Prop 204

Scenario #2

This scenario includes:

  • Medium spending on Vision Options.
  • Medium reductions to the Staff and Program Options.
  • Medium opportunity to reduce the deficit with Facility and Revenue Options.
Prop 204 - Scenario #2
Options Allocation Dollars
Vision Options Customer Service/Comm. Engagement   $100,000
Decrease Class Size 1 $2,414,286
Professional Development 40% $576,000
Increase Teacher Salaries 3% $3,888,000
Increase Salary for All Staff    
Increase Instructional Materials 5% $250,000
Expand Technology 25% $2,400,000
Budget Addition   $9,628,286
Staff and Program Reductions Options Assistant Principals 7% $336,000
Central Admin (Asst. Dir. & Above) 7% $161,000
Central Admin (Managers & Coordinators) 7% $287,000
District Wide Clerical Support    
Increased Class Sizes    
Librarians and Assistants    
Nurses/Health Assistants    
Office Managers/Attendance Clerks    
Sports, Clubs and Interscholastic    
Custodians    
Technology Services Field Techs    
Budget Reductions   $784,000
Facilities and Revenue Options Consolidate High Schools - Close Buildings 1 $1,500,000
Consolidate Middle Schools - Close Buildings 3 $2,250,000
Consolidate Elementary Schools - Close Buildings 15 $7,500,000
Increase Efficiencies 100% $500,000
Add Solar Energy 50% $250,000
District-Sponsored Charter Schools 3  
Revenues from Advertising $800,000 $800,000
Budget Reductions   $12,800,000
Total Surplus: $3,955,714

Graph of Prop 204 Scenario 2
Bar Chart of Budget Additions/Reductions for Scenario #2 - Prop 204

Scenario #3

This scenario includes:

  • Maximum spending on Vision Options.
  • Minimum reductions to the Staff and Program Options.
  • Maximum opportunity to reduce the deficit with Facility and Revenue Options.
Prop 204 - Scenario #3
Options Allocation Dollars
Vision Options Customer Service/Comm. Engagement   $200,000
Decrease Class Size 2 $4,828,571
Professional Development 50% $720,000
Increase Teacher Salaries 4% $5,184,000
Increase Salary for All Staff 1% 1,888,889
Increase Instructional Materials 10% $500,000
Expand Technology 50% $4,800,000
Budget Addition   $18,121,460
Staff and Program Reductions Options Assistant Principals 5% $240,000
Central Admin (Asst. Dir. & Above) 5% $115,000
Central Admin (Managers & Coordinators) 5% $205,000
District Wide Clerical Support    
Increased Class Sizes    
Librarians and Assistants    
Nurses/Health Assistants    
Office Managers/Attendance Clerks    
Sports, Clubs and Interscholastic    
Custodians    
Technology Services Field Techs    
Budget Reductions   $560,000
Facilities and Revenue Options Consolidate High Schools - Close Buildings 2 $3,000,000
Consolidate Middle Schools - Close Buildings 5 $3,750,000
Consolidate Elementary Schools - Close Buildings 20 $10,000,000
Increase Efficiencies 200% $1,000,000
Add Solar Energy 100% $500,000
District-Sponsored Charter Schools 6  
Revenues from Advertising $1,000,000 $1,000,000
Budget Reductions   $19,250,000
Total Surplus: $1,688,540

Graph of Prop 204 Scenario 3
Bar Chart of Budget Additions/Reductions for Scenario #3 - Prop 204