Let me start by applauding all of you for stepping up to meet the challenge of this unprecedented COVID-19 public health crisis. I know it's an incredibly stressful time as the pandemic continues to hit us hard on so many different levels.
From a financial standpoint, COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on K-12 budgets. In just a few months, the pandemic has dramatically shifted California's financial situation from surplus to deficit-a projected $54 billion budget shortfall. On Wednesday, the Governor released a revised budget with a proposed 10 percent cut to the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), the primary source of funding for K-12 education. The proposed education cuts for the 2020-2021 budget will be devastating at a time when students need more support than ever before. As political leaders and members of the public turn to D.C. for assistance, our District is considering the fact that we may have to contend with a series of devastating budget cuts.