Budget FAQs

General Fund

Q:  What is the "General Fund"?

A:  "General Fund" is the district daily regular operation fund.  The General Fund consists of 3 parts: unrestricted part covers daily regular operation; restricted Special Ed portion is for Special Ed students only and the categorical entitlements/grants are used for supplementing the regular operation fund to assist focus groups of students.

Q:  What is the size of the East Side Union High School District's General Fund?
A:  As of 2013/14 Unaudited Actual, East Side's general Fund is approximately $218 million dollars.  The Unrestricted portion is about $164 million dollars; the Special Education portion is about 30 million, and  Categorical/Grants is about $24 million.

Required Reserve

Q:  How much does the State require East Side to keep in general reserve?

A:  The State general reserve requirement depends on the size of the district average daily attendance (ADA).  East Side is required to have a minimum of 3% of the district's General Fund Expenses (unrestricted and restricted combined).
Q:  How much is 3% of East Side's General Fund expenses? How much does East Side have in its general reserve?
A:  As of 13/14 Unaudited Actual, 3% of East Side's General Fund expenses is $6.5 million dollars.  East Side's Board approved that the District should maintain a minimum of 6% general reserve in November 2012.  Currently, East Side has 18.7% in general reserve for 2013/14.  The reserves help support the district in regard to budget balancing and provides an additional reserve in the event of another economic downturn.
Q:  What happens if a district does not have the required minimum reserve?
A:  The State minimum requirement for general reserve is for 3 years, the current fiscal year and 2 projected budget years.  If a district, has only enough reserve for one out of the three budget years, the district would have a "Qualified Budget".  If a district that cannot meet the minimum reserve requirement for all 3 years, (current fiscal year and 2 projected budget years), the district would have a "Negative Budget".
For a "Qualified Budget" district, its senior administrators are required to come up with a budget plan for the County of Education and the State to show that the district will cut expenses or increase revenues to build up the general reserve to meet the requirement.
For a "Negative Budget" district, the County will send staff to help monitor the district's budget.  In a very severe case or the or the district declares "bankrupt"' the State will take over and run the district.  All district senior administrator will be dismissed.  District's teacher and classified unions will not be able to ask for any additional benefits and could also suffer a reduction in salary and/or benefits based on a determination of State assigned administrator.  Additionally, the district's Governing Board would lose all power of decision making.
 
Non-Discrimination Statement

East Side Union High School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family or marital status, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. East Side Union High School District requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying or title IX equity and compliance concerns should be directed to the Office of the Associate Superintendent of Instructional Services at (408) 347- 5061 or 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, Ca 95133.


Declaración Contra la Discriminación

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side prohíbe la discriminación, el acoso, la intimidación y el abuso en los programas educativos, las actividades o el empleo por causas de ascendencia real o percibida, edad, color de la piel, discapacidad, género, identidad de género o expresión de género, nacionalidad, raza u origen étnico, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, estado de paternidad, embarazo o estado familiar o civil o asociación con una persona o grupo de personas con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side requiere que el personal escolar tome los pasos necesarios inmediatamente para intervenir cuando sea seguro hacerlo en caso de ser testigos de un acto de discriminación, acoso, intimidación o abuso.

Las preguntas o quejas de acusaciones de discriminación, acoso, intimidación y abuso o las preocupaciones sobre la igualdad y el cumplimiento de la ley con relación al artículo IX del Código de Educación deben ser dirigidas a la Oficina del Asistente del Superintendente para los Servicios de Enseñanza al (408) 347-5061 o a la siguiente dirección: 830 N. Capitol Ave, San José, Ca 95133.


Tuyên Bố Không Phân Biệt Đối Xử
(Non-Discrimination Statement)

Học Khu Trung Học East Side nghiêm cấm mọi hành vị kỳ thị, quấy nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt trong các chương trình giáo dục, các hoạt động hoặc trong công việc không được đặc trên cơ sở về tổ tiên, chủng tộc hoặc sắc tộc, tôn giáo, giới tính, khuynh hướng tình dục, cha mẹ, người mang thai, gia đình, hoặc tình trạng hôn nhân, hoặc liên hệ với một người hoặc một nhóm với nhiều điểm thực tế hoặc đặc điểm về nhận thức. Học Khu Trung Học East Side đòi hỏi nhân viên nhà trường phải tiến hành ngay các biện pháp can thiệp một cách an toàn khi họ chứng kiến các hành vi kỳ thị, quấu rối, hăm dọa hoặc bắt nạt.

Nếu có các câu hỏi hoặc khiếu nạo về sự phân biệt đối xử, sách nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt hoặc liên quan đến Title IX sự công bằng và tuân thủ các điều này xin qúy vị liên lạc với Văn phòng Phó Tổng Giám Đốc Đặc Trách Giáo Dục tại số điện thoại (408) 347-5061 hoặc địa chỉ 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, CA 95133.