Montebello Unified Could Be Broke in Two Years
Montebello Unified has had a year filled with controversy and financial despair.
Now the district is projected to face even more problems according to a letter from the L.A. County Office of Education stating that the district will be broke by 2019.
According to the letter, the district will be $9 million in debt by the end of the 2018-19 school year.
We’ve been chronicling the troubles the district has been facing for more than a year now. In a span of about six months the superintendent was placed on leave, and then fired along with the CFO.
Then the and the CBO was also fired after walkouts and protests about his performance and scathing expose about lies he wrote on his resume. It was then revealed he still received more than $100,000 after being terminated.
In the middle of it all was a state audit that the board president requested to look into the spending and current financial situation of the district.
The district now has little more than a month to create a new budget to submit for review by the county. LACOE’s executive director of school financial services is also urging the district not to increase salaries, as it makes up a bulk of the budget.
Read more about the district’s financial woes at the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.