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Budget Survey Results Other Interested Parties - Revenue Suggestions


What suggestions do you have to generate district revenue?


 

  • BINGO
  • Higher fees for field use. Renting our facilities. Grants.
  • No more measures!  Property taxes in Concord are enormous for home owners.  Figure it out cut district office employees to generate more revenue. 
  • Lobby the state (which has a surplus) to fully fund education
  • Make kids go to school!
  • Parcel Tax revenue.
  • Grants? Parent contribution to fund certain things?
  • Fundraisers, grants, ask big corporations for funding, pay teachers more and District Bargaining Team less.
  • -Parcel Tax
    -Increase rent that charter schools pay and/or sell the grounds to Clayton Valley
    -Close Summit and rent space to an after school tutoring program like Mathnasium or Kumon
    -School bonds
  • More classroom chrome books so printing costs are kept to a minimum.  Encourage staff to use Print Shop for larger jobs.
  • Parcel tax
  • Bonds, tax levies, reduce duplication in services between district offices and county office of ed. possible sale of unused real estate
  • Utilize more Medi-Cal billing and reimbursement to generate funds that pay for needed services. Look at questionable employee leaves of absences (not the legitimate leaves, but those where folks are "too sick" to work yet are seen out in the community being just fine, and who work other side jobs quite well while being "too stressed or anxious" to work in the district. Does this cost the district money in benefits? There should be audits.
  • More classroom  chromebooks so printing costs are minimal -
    START USING OUR WONDERFUL PRINT SHOP
  • Four day teaching week
  • Vote for Prop 13 reform.
  • More fundraising events. 
  • Collect the debit from the charter schools.
  • Generate more grant funding
  • Charge more for facility rentals.
  • Reduce high level administrative compensation.
  • Train principals, assistant principals and others to become grant writers for their schools. Find positions in the district who can also take on this task. Lobby government (local, state and federal) for baseline support of the things that all schools need--librarians, PE teachers, nurses, counselors, reduced class size, science and art. We need to make these baseline issues. School funding has long been a budgetary football for legislatures. We need to establish what is NON NEGOTIABLE in public education. Otherwise we are just warehousing children.
  • Assist transfer students coming in to District.
  • Alternative revenues -leasing, renting, or using facilities, assets, or other resources the district already owns. These include education, athletic, technological, or even kitchen facilities. School districts can extend services outside of school hours for fee-based programs.
  • Parcel tax, bond measure, seek more state reimbursement especially for student's with healthcare needs, grants . . .
  • Lower school nurse ratios to 1 school nurse to 1,250 students. In doing so, school nurses can help address the decreased ADA due to the chronic absenteeism problem the district has. Also with lower ratios, school nurses can then maybe have more time to bill medi-cal for general education services which we aren’t doing now because there aren’t enough hours in the day to do even the work that is on our current caseloads.
  • Have every parent donate the suggested amount of money for their child/children. Make it easy by providing  a quarterly/ monthly plan so they can make small donations multiple times instead of 1 Big amount beginning of the year.
  • Longer summer break to allow families to schedule vacations outside school year (and thus improving attendance).  Partner with local arts groups on fundraisers (e.g., proceeds from an on-campus musical go to the district).  Sponsorships of large athletics facilities to fund maintenance.  Advertising on school buses.  Program to encourage parent or alumni donations, especially those with employer matching.  Preferential parking program (for a few) for parents dropping off or high school drivers.
  • We might be able to turn some teaching positions into assistant positions. i.e. librarians, P.E. teachers, instrumental music teachers. SPED assistants should take on more students than just one in some cases. I think Education Foundations are amazing too--they help enrich our schools and we are so appreciative of the volunteers who fundraise and work hard to create meaningful experiences for our children.
  • Bring DVC/LMC staff in to teach college level classes at the high school for high school and college credit (get DVC/LMC to pay for salary) and students pay the $1/unit fee; parcel tax; sell CVHS and Eagle Peak or take those schools back into the district; of alt ed sites closed and consolidated you can rent those buildings out to tutoring services or charter schools
  • Grants, Increase attendance.  and Finally close schools with low enrollment to reduce overhead.
  • Sell vacant land owned by MDUSD
  • Partner with County Connection to provide buses along feeder patterns at parent cost.  I don't have time to draw this out for you.  If you want money then ADA is your best bet.  Focus on ways to get butts in those seats.  It's not rocket science to find out why some kids are chronically absent.  Improve your process for understanding your students.  Putting students first would be a good start.  The fact you have more "community meetings" on this topic assigned for staff than you do the parent community tells me the priorities here are wrong.
  • As a parent who just had her position eliminated at her place of employment, I would recommend evaluating the efficiency of the district office personnel along with salary for these individuals.  Cuts cannot only come from the schools.
  • stop paying for 3-4 days conferences!
  • You need to find a way to bring more families to the area. Housing is too expensive for families to live here.
  • Charge more for facility rentals.
  • Improved initiatives for attendance.  Holding Saturday school and having sites for students to attend school while serving a suspension.
  • Incorporate an adopt-a-school program like https://fmps.org/adopt-a-school/ and solicit largest employers / businesses in country costa county to enter into the program.