This is the third of three Voter Guide editions for Orange County’s 27 school districts (for the first, see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — School District Races (#27 – #19) — October 11, 2018 and for the second, see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — School District Races (#18 – #10) — October 12, 2018).
This is the top third of school districts based on their Unrestricted Net Deficits in the county and the state. It’s the piece below (see MOORLACH UPDATE — LAUSD vs. OC School Districts — September 18, 2018).
The first column is the ranking within the county on a per capita basis. The second column is the statewide ranking, out of 940 districts reviewed, on a per capita basis. The fourth column is the ranking of just the Unrestricted Net Position (UNP). The fifth column provides you with the population that the district serves. The sixth column is the actual UNP according to the audited Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. And the seventh column is the sum of the prior two columns, providing the actual cost per resident if they were to bring the district to a zero UNP.
Because we’re focusing on the finances, for this grouping it is an opportunity for you to thank the incumbents and to encourage them to continue improving the situation. Accordingly, I’ve provided the names of the incumbents, regardless of party affiliation. One asterisk (*) signifies that the candidate is a registered Democrat. No asterisk means they are a registered Republican, and should be a safe vote. If the name is in bold, I have endorsed. If in italics, they are a good vote for the position. This group has two districts with no candidates this cycle.
For city voter guides, see the following:
For the ballot measures, see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — 2018 Ballot Measures — September 21, 2018.
For statewide races, see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — Statewide Voter Guide — September 24, 2018.
For local Federal, State and Countywide races, see MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — Federal/State/OC Races — September 26, 2018.