MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — Federal/State/OC Races — September 26, 2018

Below is my Voter Guide for the Federal Congressional, State Senate, Assembly, Judicial and the remaining Orange County Supervisorial and Countywide races.

Again, as a member of the Senate Republican Caucus, I am encouraged to support Republican candidates.  They are provided below in bold.  For the Congressional candidates that I do not personally know, I’ve italicized them.
With the top two rule, there is one race with no Republicans.  Democrats have one asterisk and Libertarians have three (also see  MOORLACH CAMPAIGN UPDATE — Statewide Voter Guide — September 24, 2018).
For the judicial portion of the ballot, I have no severe negative news to provide you with strong ammunition for a “no” vote.  These are nonpartisan and party affiliation is not provided.  Judges up for renewal in these positions are rarely rejected, the last time being 1986, if my memory serves me correctly.
The position of Orange County District Attorney-Public Administrator still finds me with no position.  Both the incumbent and the challenger are registered Republicans and you can vote for either candidate.  However, I may issue a separate UPDATE on this race in the near future.
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MOORLACH UPDATE — California School District Rankings, Group 13 — August 28, 2018

Group 13 provides the second to last group of 67 California public school districts. This traunch represents $7.2 billion in cumulative unrestricted net deficits. The Unrestricted Net Positions (UNPs) range between negative $1,298 and negative $1,607 per capita.

By comparison, let’s look at California’s 482 cities. Only 13 of California’s bottom 45 of cities were in this range. The results of this survey of school districts have shown our Golden State is facing a difficult fiscal future for the well-being of its young students.

When you take the UNPs for all 940 school districts surveyed and add them up, the total cumulative deficit is more than $50 billion. And Groups 13 and 14 make up 48 percent of this deficit. So, the bottom 14 percent are in serious fiscal distress. Tomorrow’s UPDATE will blow your mind.

805 Castro Valley Unif Castro Valley Alameda 776 53,822 $ (69,835,280) $(1,298)
806 Sanger Unified Sanger Fresno 774 52,555 $ (68,631,887) $(1,306)
807 Windsor Unified Windsor Sonoma 675 29,778 $ (38,889,603) $(1,306)
808 Orinda Union Elem Orinda Contra Csta 603 19,231 $ (25,179,581) $(1,309)
809 Alvina Elem Charter Caruthers Fresno 229 681 $ (902,866) $(1,326)
810 Norris Elementary Bakersfield Kern 654 25,204 $ (33,624,463) $(1,334)
811 Covina-Valley Unif Covina Los Angeles 830 79,827 $ (106,562,098) $(1,335)
812 Mt. Diablo Unified Concord Contra Csta 925 271,258 $ (362,938,945) $(1,338)
813 Shandon Joint Unif Shandon SLO 311 1,939 $ (2,596,483) $(1,339)
814 Newman-Crows Ldg Newman Stanislaus 557 13,875 $ (18,622,176) $(1,342)
815 Bassett Unified La Puente Los Angeles 669 27,972 $ (37,590,551) $(1,344)
816 Plaza Elementary Orland Glenn 181 346 $ (465,482) $(1,345)
817 Oxnard School Dist Oxnard Ventura 888 130,014 $ (175,701,459) $(1,351)
818 Coalinga-Huron Unif Coalinga Fresno 668 27,667 $ (37,451,000) $(1,354)
819 El Rancho Unified Pico Rivera Los Angeles 806 62,147 $ (84,463,868) $(1,359)
820 Corona-Norco Unif Norco Riverside 926 279,320 $ (379,698,754) $(1,359)
821 Alameda Unified Alameda Alameda 836 80,529 $ (109,728,817) $(1,363)
822 Kings River-Hardwk Hanford Kings 350 2,605 $ (3,558,602) $(1,366)
823 Owens Valley Unif Independence Inyo 230 662 $ (904,819) $(1,367)
824 Temple City Unified Temple City Los Angeles 714 35,736 $ (48,969,166) $(1,370)
825 Ceres Unified Ceres Stanislaus 794 56,719 $ (77,799,929) $(1,372)
826 Pixley Union Elem Pixley Tulare 426 5,414 $ (7,426,952) $(1,372)
827 San Ramon Valley Danville Contra Csta 909 155,205 $ (212,967,237) $(1,372)
828 Pajaro Valley Unif Watsonville Santa Cruz 875 119,596 $ (164,182,637) $(1,373)
829 Murrieta Valley Unif Murrieta Riverside 872 113,941 $ (157,270,481) $(1,380)
830 San Diego Unified San Diego San Diego 939 1,088,608 $(1,503,268,093) $(1,381)
831 Culver City Unified Culver City Los Angeles 740 40,345 $ (55,973,145) $(1,387)
832 Azusa Unified Azusa Los Angeles 820 69,005 $ (95,828,626) $(1,389)
833 Hacienda la Puente City Of Industry Los Angeles 879 120,370 $ (167,177,481) $(1,389)
834 Hughson Unified Hughson Stanislaus 503 10,200 $ (14,173,219) $(1,390)
835 Buttonwillow Union Buttonwillow Kern 333 2,249 $ (3,128,829) $(1,391)
836 Del Norte County Crescent City Del Norte 673 27,540 $ (38,578,454) $(1,401)
837 Napa Valley Unified Napa Napa 884 120,327 $ (169,647,552) $(1,410)
838 Ocean View Oxnard Ventura 609 18,070 $ (25,539,363) $(1,413)
839 Hayward Unified Hayward Alameda 918 181,020 $ (255,934,954) $(1,414)
840 Colton Joint Unified Colton San Berdoo 880 118,760 $ (168,265,412) $(1,417)
841 La Canada Unified La Canada Los Angeles 613 18,262 $ (25,902,319) $(1,418)
842 Pleasanton Unified Pleasanton Alameda 835 77,149 $ (109,432,230) $(1,418)
843 Meadows Union El Centro Imperial 334 2,250 $ (3,194,951) $(1,420)
844 Menlo Park City Atherton San Mateo 678 27,671 $ (39,473,396) $(1,427)
845 Pittsburg Unified Pittsburg Contra Csta 807 60,353 $ (86,138,216) $(1,427)
846 Live Oak Unified Live Oak Sutter 519 10,723 $ (15,399,700) $(1,436)
847 Hillsborough City Hillsborough San Mateo 539 11,499 $ (16,669,943) $(1,450)
848 Central Elementary Rancho Cucam San Berdoo 758 41,422 $ (61,012,238) $(1,473)
849 Edison Elementary Bakersfield Kern 451 6,216 $ (9,164,487) $(1,474)
850 Templeton Unified Templeton SLO 530 10,934 $ (16,179,669) $(1,480)
851 Alpaugh Unified Alpaugh Tulare 287 1,398 $ (2,072,359) $(1,482)
852 Yuba City Unified Yuba City Sutter 837 75,076 $ (111,767,591) $(1,489)
853 West Contra Costa Richmond Contra Csta 927 255,161 $ (383,742,911) $(1,504)
854 Moorpark Unified Moorpark Ventura 739 37,104 $ (55,813,062) $(1,504)
855 Fowler Unified Fowler Fresno 526 10,412 $ (15,728,838) $(1,511)
856 Lynwood Unified Lynwood Los Angeles 832 70,614 $ (107,317,738) $(1,520)
857 Larkspur-Corte Mad Larkspur Marin 583 14,140 $ (21,556,619) $(1,525)
858 Dublin Unified Dublin Alameda 787 49,809 $ (76,196,634) $(1,530)
859 Downey Unified Downey Los Angeles 899 125,109 $ (191,443,158) $(1,530)
860 San Bernardino City San Berdoo San Berdoo 929 264,718 $ (405,211,102) $(1,531)
861 Arena Union Elem Point Arena Mendocino 378 3,244 $ (4,978,508) $(1,535)
862 Calistoga Joint Unif Calistoga Napa 476 7,370 $ (11,339,115) $(1,539)
863 Fort Bragg Unified Fort Bragg Mendocino 594 14,868 $ (23,014,418) $(1,548)
864 Plumas Lake Elem Plumas Lake Yuba 401 3,880 $ (6,009,000) $(1,549)
865 Muroc Joint Unified North Edwards Kern 452 5,915 $ (9,188,868) $(1,553)
866 Pioneer Union Elem Hanford Kings 445 5,528 $ (8,611,245) $(1,558)
867 Sacramento City Sacramento Sacramento 935 346,437 $ (539,714,525) $(1,558)
868 Southern Kern Unif Rosamond Kern 645 20,578 $ (32,421,007) $(1,576)
869 Delhi Unified Delhi Merced 577 13,495 $ (21,305,510) $(1,579)
870 Riverbank Unified Riverbank Stanislaus 602 15,580 $ (24,661,834) $(1,583)
871 Hilmar Unified Hilmar Merced 537 10,396 $ (16,518,296) $(1,589)
872 Glendora Unified Glendora Los Angeles 760 38,805 $ (62,369,482) $(1,607)

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MOORLACH UPDATE — California School District Rankings, Group 12 — August 27, 2018

Group 12 provides the next 67 California public school districts. This traunch represents $5 billion in cumulative unrestricted net deficits. The Unrestricted Net Positions (UNPs) range between negative $1,106 and negative $1,294 per capita. For a point of reference, only one of California’s 72 Community College Districts had a UNP worse than negative $798.

We only see one of the 27 Orange County school districts in this grouping, and it is located in my Senate District:

#743 Irvine Unified #911

We should be thankful that The Irvine Company has been a generous contributor to the district’s foundation. Irvine Unified was a small rural district back in 1978, when Proposition 13 passed, limiting its funding over the past 40 years.

Now that we are in the bottom 22 percent-quartile, without giving too much away, the Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team (FCMAT), which also makes emergency loans to school districts, has disclosed their lending activity since inception. Here are the total loans that have been made between 1990 and 2015:

N/A West Fresno Elementary (Closed) $ 1,300,000 N/A

#348 Emery Unified $ 1,300,000 #387
#682 Oakland Unified $100,000,000 #930
#707 Inglewood Unified $ 29,000,000 #842
#742 King City Joint Unified High $ 13,000,000 #556

#750 Vallejo City Unified $ 60,000,000 #867
#789 Compton Unified $ 19,951,259 #903
#853 West Contra Costa $ 28,525,000 #927
#904 Coachella Valley Unified $ 7,300,000 #891

All of the loans have been paid in full, except those for Inglewood, King City, Vallejo and Oakland. Also Inglewood and Oakland will be mentioned in one of the Budget Trailer Bills that will be voted on this week.

737 Alta Vista Elem Porterville Tulare 348 3,187 $ (3,523,659) $(1,106)
738 Redondo Beach Unif Redondo Bch Los Angeles 789 68,923 $ (76,323,236) $(1,107)
739 Burton Elementary Porterville Tulare 563 17,688 $ (19,632,394) $(1,110)
740 Richland Union Elem Shafter Kern 587 20,112 $ (22,349,004) $(1,111)
741 Torrance Unified Torrance Los Angeles 878 149,813 $(166,497,193) $(1,111)
742 King City Union King City Monterey 556 16,676 $ (18,543,380) $(1,112)
743 Irvine Unified Irvine Orange 911 196,209 $(218,735,844) $(1,115)
744 Soledad Unified Soledad Monterey 639 27,731 $ (30,923,684) $(1,115)
745 Moreno Valley Unif Moreno Valley Riverside 905 182,695 $(204,185,836) $(1,118)
746 Bonita Unified San Dimas Los Angeles 779 63,229 $ (70,704,017) $(1,118)
747 Pomona Unified Pomona Los Angeles 902 172,070 $(192,522,107) $(1,119)
748 Cuyama Joint Unif New Cuyama Santa Barb 265 1,333 $ (1,494,018) $(1,121)
749 Knightsen Elem Knightsen Contra Csta 329 2,673 $ (2,999,071) $(1,122)
750 Vallejo City Unified Vallejo Solano 867 126,755 $(142,839,937) $(1,127)
751 Rialto Unified Rialto San Berdoo 866 125,721 $(142,186,738) $(1,131)
752 San Lorenzo Unified San Lorenzo Alameda 819 84,357 $ (95,406,128) $(1,131)
753 Lakeport Unified Lakeport Lake 486 10,642 $ (12,083,758) $(1,135)
754 Riverdale Joint Unif Riverdale Fresno 423 6,396 $ (7,274,034) $(1,137)
755 Fremont Unified Fremont Alameda 919 233,562 $(266,838,893) $(1,142)
756 Loma Prieta Joint Los Gatos Santa Clara 367 3,930 $ (4,499,949) $(1,145)
757 Farmersville Unified Farmersville Tulare 493 11,659 $ (13,376,231) $(1,147)
758 San Jacinto Unified San Jacinto Riverside 746 50,170 $ (57,681,974) $(1,150)
759 Washington Unified Fresno Fresno 590 19,629 $ (22,571,364) $(1,150)
760 Colusa Unified Colusa Colusa 448 7,771 $ (8,965,291) $(1,154)
761 Needles Unified Needles San Berdoo 444 7,452 $ (8,608,408) $(1,155)
762 Antioch Unified Antioch Contra Csta 860 115,834 $(134,245,449) $(1,159)
763 Delphic Elementary Montague Siskiyou 144 129 $ (149,948) $(1,162)
764 Pacific Grove Unif Pacific Grove Monterey 581 18,408 $ (21,435,691) $(1,164)
765 Greenfield Union Greenfield Monterey 579 18,316 $ (21,335,035) $(1,165)
766 Middletown Unified Middletown Lake 480 9,964 $ (11,612,094) $(1,165)
767 Bishop Unified Bishop Inyo 511 12,697 $ (14,821,667) $(1,167)
768 Upper Lake Unified Upper Lake Lake 465 8,804 $ (10,295,390) $(1,169)
769 Buellton Union Elem Buellton Santa Barb 419 5,930 $ (6,954,987) $(1,173)
770 Los Molinos Unified Los Molinos Tehama 358 3,514 $ (4,136,974) $(1,177)
771 Ross Elementary Ross Marin 338 2,800 $ (3,300,824) $(1,179)
772 Hawthorne Hawthorne Los Angeles 812 76,056 $ (89,827,505) $(1,181)
773 Manhattan Beach Manhattan Bch Los Angeles 690 36,277 $ (42,856,359) $(1,181)
774 McFarland Unified McFarland Kern 543 14,294 $ (16,963,100) $(1,187)
775 Central Unified Fresno Fresno 810 73,874 $ (88,356,614) $(1,196)
776 San Miguel Joint Un San Miguel SLO 406 5,297 $ (6,360,942) $(1,201)
777 Val Verde Unified Perris Riverside 831 88,700 $(106,871,708) $(1,205)
778 Lindsay Unified Lindsay Tulare 571 16,933 $ (20,470,198) $(1,209)
779 Lodi Unified Lodi San Joaquin 910 177,055 $(214,654,551) $(1,212)
780 Fairfax Elementary Bakersfield Kern 548 14,742 $ (17,877,984) $(1,213)
781 Dinuba Unified Dinuba Tulare 666 30,132 $ (36,557,363) $(1,213)
782 Vista Unified Vista San Diego 898 156,925 $(190,695,675) $(1,215)
783 River Delta Joint Rio Vista Sacramento 565 16,232 $ (19,753,916) $(1,217)
784 Paso Robles Joint Paso Robles SLO 724 42,224 $ (51,564,959) $(1,221)
785 Lamont Elementary Lamont Kern 576 17,099 $ (20,983,951) $(1,227)
786 Guadalupe Union Guadalupe Santa Barb 453 7,530 $ (9,243,747) $(1,228)
787 Durham Unified Durham Butte 411 5,318 $ (6,569,845) $(1,235)
788 New Haven Unified Union City Alameda 825 80,921 $(101,461,890) $(1,254)
789 Compton Unified Compton Los Angeles 903 159,807 $(201,171,935) $(1,259)
790 Klamath-Trinity Joint Hoopa Humboldt 435 6,379 $ (8,037,610) $(1,260)
791 Pierce Joint Unified Arbuckle Colusa 447 6,964 $ (8,789,915) $(1,262)
792 Nuview Union Nuevo Riverside 496 10,757 $ (13,604,612) $(1,265)
793 Upland Unified Upland San Berdoo 823 77,304 $ (97,781,635) $(1,265)
794 San Juan Unified Carmichael Sacramento 933 342,800 $(433,794,295) $(1,265)
795 Fillmore Unified Fillmore Ventura 608 20,144 $ (25,504,320) $(1,266)
796 Orland Joint Unified Orland Glenn 541 13,171 $ (16,781,256) $(1,274)
797 Monrovia Unified Monrovia Los Angeles 743 44,673 $ (57,202,883) $(1,280)
798 Claremont Unified Claremont Los Angeles 731 42,600 $ (54,628,724) $(1,282)
799 Elk Grove Unified Elk Grove Sacramento 932 333,996 $(428,832,255) $(1,284)
800 Burbank Unified Burbank Los Angeles 864 106,732 $(137,430,527) $(1,288)
801 Mendocino Unified Mendocino Mendocino 425 5,651 $ (7,284,369) $(1,289)
802 Oceanside Unified Oceanside San Diego 895 144,404 $(186,263,468) $(1,290)
803 Fairfield-Suisun Unif Fairfield Solano 889 137,772 $(178,155,859) $(1,293)
804 Eureka City Schools Eureka Humboldt 699 35,062 $ (45,375,993) $(1,294)

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MOORLACH UPDATE — California School District Rankings, Group 11 — August 25, 2018

Group 11 provides the next 66 California public school districts. This traunch represents $4.5 billion in cumulative unrestricted net deficits. The Unrestricted Net Positions (UNPs) range between negative $972 and negative $1,103.

We only see two Orange County school districts in this grouping:

#679 Westminster #808
#729 Newport-Mesa Unified #914

The second piece below is from the Los Angeles Times and provides the political intrigue we’re enjoying behind the scenes up here in Sacramento. The Assembly Speaker and the Senate President pro Tem want AB 84 passed. Almost every editorial board in the state has opined against implementing it. Needing a two-thirds vote, it will require one or more Republicans to assist. So, the pressure was on.

The Senate Republican Caucus decided to shut that door yesterday after our Caucus Chair, Senator Bates, was the recipient of the political power that the Democrats hold up here. This form of pressure was not appreciated and, since not enough Senate Democrats were on board with this bill, we shut the door on this strategy. It will be interesting to see what type of response we see in the last week of Session. Stay tuned.

670 Conejo Valley Unif Thousand Oaks Ventura 862 139,317 $(135,454,768) $ (972)
671 North Monterey Cty Moss Landing Monterey 620 27,381 $ (26,659,859) $ (974)
672 College Elementary Santa Ynez Santa Barb 399 6,123 $ (5,964,821) $ (974)
673 Monterey Peninsula Monterey Monterey 811 91,920 $ (89,552,616) $ (974)
674 Palermo Union Elem Palermo Butte 436 8,391 $ (8,178,944) $ (975)
675 Lammersville Joint Mountain House San Joaquin 484 12,195 $ (11,980,984) $ (982)
676 Chatom Union Turlock Stanislaus 370 4,694 $ (4,615,226) $ (983)
677 Adelanto Elementary Adelanto San Berdoo 748 59,676 $ (58,837,961) $ (986)
678 Bear Valley Unified Big Bear Lake San Berdoo 562 19,480 $ (19,227,029) $ (987)
679 Westminster Westminster Orange 808 88,390 $ (87,333,440) $ (988)
680 Stockton Unified Stockton San Joaquin 907 212,690 $(211,216,409) $ (993)
681 Jacoby Creek Elem Bayside Humboldt 315 2,676 $ (2,658,293) $ (993)
682 Oakland Unified Oakland Alameda 930 426,556 $(426,961,377) $(1,001)
683 Standard Elem Bakersfield Kern 599 24,141 $ (24,180,242) $(1,002)
684 Mountain View Elem El Monte Los Angeles 752 58,868 $ (59,086,569) $(1,004)
685 Lincoln Unified Stockton San Joaquin 717 49,944 $ (50,184,171) $(1,005)
686 Gratton Elementary Denair Stanislaus 196 573 $ (575,866) $(1,005)
687 Bonsall Unified Bonsall San Diego 555 18,347 $ (18,458,720) $(1,006)
688 Scott Valley Unified Fort Jones Siskiyou 383 5,156 $ (5,206,801) $(1,010)
689 Tulelake Basin Joint Tulelake Modoc 301 2,371 $ (2,399,686) $(1,012)
690 Eastern Sierra Unif Bridgeport Mono 362 4,192 $ (4,244,422) $(1,013)
691 Lake Elsinore Unif Lake Elsinore Riverside 852 128,172 $(129,801,800) $(1,013)
692 Sunol Glen Unified Sunol Alameda 240 1,031 $ (1,045,072) $(1,014)
693 Hamilton Unified Hamilton City Glenn 347 3,457 $ (3,508,596) $(1,015)
694 Lakeside Union Bakersfield Kern 457 9,308 $ (9,468,380) $(1,017)
695 Calaveras Unified San Andreas Calaveras 616 25,732 $ (26,358,309) $(1,024)
696 Burlingame Elem Burlingame San Mateo 647 31,833 $ (32,648,590) $(1,026)
697 Ventura Unified Ventura Ventura 847 122,268 $(125,596,180) $(1,027)
698 Holtville Unified Holtville Imperial 449 8,771 $ (9,013,880) $(1,028)
699 Davis Joint Unified Davis Yolo 801 79,936 $ (82,659,843) $(1,034)
700 Oro Grande Elem Oro Grande San Berdoo 249 1,161 $ (1,203,834) $(1,037)
701 Sierra Unified Prather Fresno 471 10,513 $ (10,917,002) $(1,038)
702 Kelseyville Unified Kelseyville Lake 490 12,260 $ (12,731,434) $(1,038)
703 San Carlos Elem San Carlos San Mateo 634 28,148 $ (29,277,653) $(1,040)
704 Twin Rivers Unified McClellan Sacramento 904 193,949 $(202,717,790) $(1,045)
705 Waterford Unified Waterford Stanislaus 467 10,126 $ (10,596,425) $(1,046)
706 Kings Canyon Joint Reedley Fresno 718 48,411 $ (50,660,720) $(1,046)
707 Inglewood Unified Inglewood Los Angeles 842 115,652 $(121,301,527) $(1,049)
708 Livermore Valley Jt Livermore Alameda 822 92,321 $ (96,976,891) $(1,050)
709 Woodlake Unified Woodlake Tulare 499 13,139 $ (13,809,588) $(1,051)
710 Gustine Unified Gustine Merced 461 9,147 $ (9,620,568) $(1,052)
711 Castle Rock Union Castella Shasta 170 363 $ (383,218) $(1,056)
712 Lancaster Elem Lancaster Los Angeles 844 116,342 $(122,985,308) $(1,057)
713 Lompoc Unified Lompoc Santa Barb 763 60,310 $ (63,919,071) $(1,060)
714 Twin Hills Union Sebastopol Sonoma 405 5,892 $ (6,252,305) $(1,061)
715 Laytonville Unified Laytonville Mendocino 332 2,918 $ (3,099,490) $(1,062)
716 Travis Unified Fairfield Solano 657 31,890 $ (33,939,299) $(1,064)
717 San Leandro Unified San Leandro Alameda 796 74,540 $ (79,579,156) $(1,068)
718 Long Beach Unified Long Beach Los Angeles 936 527,548 $(563,658,519) $(1,068)
719 Martinez Unified Martinez Contra Csta 653 31,269 $ (33,503,933) $(1,071)
720 El Tejon Unified Lebec Kern 460 8,873 $ (9,513,006) $(1,072)
721 Le Grand Union Le Grand Merced 310 2,371 $ (2,543,255) $(1,073)
722 Westside Elem Five Points Fresno 266 1,395 $ (1,500,726) $(1,076)
723 Galt Joint Union Galt Sacramento 651 30,628 $ (33,142,589) $(1,082)
724 Hueneme Elem Port Hueneme Ventura 761 57,951 $ (62,844,037) $(1,084)
725 Allensworth Elem Allensworth Tulare 194 496 $ (538,319) $(1,085)
726 Centinela Valley Un Lawndale Los Angeles 883 155,837 $(169,266,655) $(1,086)
727 Riverside Unified Riverside Riverside 921 267,663 $(291,442,489) $(1,089)
728 Bradley Union Elem Bradley Monterey 189 462 $ (503,114) $(1,089)
729 Newport-Mesa Unif Costa Mesa Orange 914 205,879 $(224,251,945) $(1,089)
730 Poway Unified San Diego San Diego 913 201,774 $(220,030,221) $(1,090)
731 Kerman Unified Kerman Fresno 591 20,797 $ (22,698,542) $(1,091)
732 Healdsburg Unified Healdsburg Sonoma 559 17,364 $ (18,993,256) $(1,094)
733 Redlands Unified Redlands San Berdoo 868 130,828 $(143,519,399) $(1,097)
734 Palmdale Elem Palmdale Los Angeles 870 134,142 $(147,687,951) $(1,101)
735 Anderson Valley Unif Boonville Mendocino 336 2,954 $ (3,255,280) $(1,102)
736 Greenfield Union Bakersfield Kern 742 51,846 $ (57,185,520) $(1,103)

Partisan spat puts California campaign fundraising bill in jeopardy

By PATRICK MCGREEVY

http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-may-2018-partisan-spat-puts-california-campaign-1535158629-htmlstory.html

A controversial proposal to boost fundraising power for legislative leaders was put in jeopardy Friday when the Senate Republican Caucus said it would not vote for the measure amid concerns that two GOP bills have been held up by the Democrats.

An aide to Assemblyman Kevin Mullin (D-South San Francisco), who introduced the legislation, said the situation was “still fluid.”

But the letter signed by Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates and 11 other members of her caucus puts a cloud over the future of the bill, which needs a two-thirds majority to pass.

“After careful review of Assembly Bill 84 (Mullin), the Senate Republican Caucus opposes advancement of the bill this year,” said the letter, which was delivered Friday to Senate Democrats after a Democratic-controlled committee put a hold on two unrelated Bates bills.

The campaign measure, which is opposed by the California Democratic Party and dozens of open-government groups including California Common Cause, would allow partisan caucuses in the Legislature to accept campaign contributions of $36,000 from individual sources for state races, up from the current limit of $4,400.

The Democrats lack a supermajority in the Senate and would need at least one Republican vote to pass the bill, but Capitol sources say some Democratic lawmakers are also reluctant to vote for the bill.

Sen. Joel Anderson (R-San Diego) did not sign the letter that went to the Democrats, and voted for the Mullin bill in committee. He said late Friday he was open to voting for the bill on the floor, but wanted to hear the arguments on both sides and would oppose it if Democrats hold Republican bills hostage.

The Assembly Transportation Committee held up two bills by Bates that would give more time for motorists to get Department of Motor Vehicles licenses renewed and honor a firefighter who died on duty by putting his name on a freeway sign.

Bates demanded an explanation, saying during the committee hearing that “It’s very curious” that her legislation was pulled with “no explanation.”

Assemblyman Jim Frazier (D-Oakley), the committee chairman, told Bates during the hearing that her bills were “pulled at the request of the speaker,” but he added later that there was “a very good possibility” that the bills would be heard in committee next week.

A spokesman for Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) said the committee intends to move one of the bills forward next week and that it was held to work out some issues.

Sen. John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) said he signed the letter because he was uncomfortable with how the Mullin bill expands campaign financing in the Capitol.

“The issue is some people have to realize this bill is dead,” he said.

Emily Rusch of the California Public Interest Research Group hopes the Mullin bill is not being revived because she fears it will lead to more special-interest cash flooding to legislative leaders.

“Voting to create new avenues for big campaign contributions is unpopular and out of touch with what voters want to see their elected leaders focus on,” she said. “It’s bad policy and bad politics.”

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MOORLACH UPDATE — California School District Rankings, Group 10 — August 24, 2018

Group 10 provides the next 66 California public school districts. This traunch represents $4.25 billion in cumulative unrestricted net deficits. The Unrestricted Net Positions (UNPs) range between negative $884 and negative $971.

We see four more Orange County school districts:

#605 Brea-Olinda Unified #648
#612 Buena Park Elementary #698
#662 Placentia-Yorba Linda #874
#663 Capistrano Unified #924

The second piece below is from the San Diego Reader and its take on the passage of AB 2943. You can see my Senate Floor speech by CLICKING HERE. I also have done several podcasts on this bill and they are linked below.

603 San Francisco Unif San Francisco San Fran 937 870,887 $(769,634,620) $ (884)
604 Lakeside Union Elem Lakeside San Diego 674 43,683 $ (38,773,696) $ (888)
605 Brea-Olinda Unified Brea Orange 648 36,778 $ (32,674,279) $ (888)
606 Los Nietos Whittier Los Angeles 498 15,486 $ (13,764,302) $ (889)
607 Victor Elementary Victorville San Berdoo 809 99,337 $ (88,341,302) $ (889)
608 Oakley Union Elem Oakley Contra Csta 644 35,932 $ (31,981,845) $ (890)
609 Carlsbad Unified Carlsbad San Diego 772 76,086 $ (67,906,405) $ (893)
610 William S. Hart Un Santa Clarita Los Angeles 917 275,862 $(246,955,714) $ (895)
611 Lucia Mar Unified Arroyo Grande SLO 778 78,612 $ (70,494,755) $ (897)
612 Buena Park Elem Buena Park Orange 698 50,423 $ (45,271,021) $ (898)
613 Evergreen Elem San Jose Santa Clara 821 107,335 $ (96,409,481) $ (898)
614 Atascadero Unified Atascadero SLO 655 37,566 $ (33,758,771) $ (899)
615 Yucaipa-Calimesa Yucaipa San Berdoo 737 62,079 $ (55,801,765) $ (899)
616 East Nicolaus Joint Nicolaus Sutter 304 2,749 $ (2,473,909) $ (900)
617 Visalia Unified Visalia Tulare 857 148,486 $(133,648,179) $ (900)
618 Taft Union High Taft Kern 561 21,244 $ (19,143,343) $ (901)
619 Mount Pleasant San Jose Santa Clara 578 23,643 $ (21,324,838) $ (902)
620 El Monte City El Monte Los Angeles 792 85,030 $ (76,762,622) $ (903)
621 Paramount Unified Paramount Los Angeles 782 80,020 $ (72,248,451) $ (903)
622 Shoreline Unified Tomales Marin 394 6,291 $ (5,691,337) $ (905)
623 Castaic Union Valencia Los Angeles 631 31,405 $ (28,466,378) $ (906)
624 Banning Unified Banning Riverside 652 36,520 $ (33,454,058) $ (916)
625 Brittan Elementary Sutter Sutter 340 3,639 $ (3,333,549) $ (916)
626 Hemet Unified Hemet Riverside 859 145,386 $(134,004,635) $ (922)
627 Corning Union Elem Corning Tehama 494 14,603 $ (13,464,157) $ (922)
628 Cupertino Union Sunnyvale Santa Clara 865 149,448 $(137,822,828) $ (922)
629 Kingsburg Elem Chtr Kingsburg Fresno 506 15,360 $ (14,225,343) $ (926)
630 Coast Unified Cambria SLO 415 7,287 $ (6,758,173) $ (927)
631 Ripon Unified Ripon San Joaquin 546 18,551 $ (17,217,684) $ (928)
632 Carmel Unified Carmel Monterey 589 24,106 $ (22,382,893) $ (929)
633 Dry Creek Joint Roseville Placer 727 57,241 $ (53,189,740) $ (929)
634 San Pasqual Valley Winterhaven Imperial 343 3,590 $ (3,359,577) $ (936)
635 Garvey Elementary Rosemead Los Angeles 723 54,848 $ (51,360,302) $ (936)
636 Simi Valley Unified Simi Valley Ventura 845 131,491 $(123,159,942) $ (937)
637 Walnut Valley Unif Walnut Los Angeles 732 58,491 $ (54,884,160) $ (938)
638 Sundale Union Elem Tulare Tulare 294 2,439 $ (2,289,312) $ (939)
639 Milpitas Unified Milpitas Santa Clara 770 71,182 $ (67,031,208) $ (942)
640 San Lorenzo Valley Ben Lomond Santa Cruz 598 24,999 $ (23,564,178) $ (943)
641 Berkeley Unified Berkeley Alameda 840 122,657 $(115,737,441) $ (944)
642 Denair Unified Denair Stanislaus 432 8,357 $ (7,891,830) $ (944)
643 Patterson Joint Unif Patterson Stanislaus 605 26,857 $ (25,374,246) $ (945)
644 Cutler-Orosi Joint Orosi Tulare 553 19,356 $ (18,308,770) $ (946)
645 Canyon Elementary Canyon Contra Csta 154 256 $ (242,175) $ (946)
646 Desert Sands Unif La Quinta Riverside 892 193,330 $(183,072,457) $ (947)
647 Santa Monica-Malibu Santa Monica Los Angeles 829 112,426 $(106,490,232) $ (947)
648 Marysville Joint Unif Marysville Yuba 756 63,613 $ (60,276,205) $ (948)
649 Chino Valley Unified Chino San Berdoo 886 181,756 $(173,033,382) $ (952)
650 Konocti Unified Lower Lake Lake 580 22,447 $ (21,407,242) $ (954)
651 Woodville Union Porterville Tulare 316 2,791 $ (2,663,081) $ (954)
652 Biggs Unified Biggs Butte 345 3,598 $ (3,443,905) $ (957)
653 Del Mar Union Elem San Diego San Diego 688 44,352 $ (42,469,494) $ (958)
654 Cold Spring Elem Santa Barbara Santa Barb 327 3,107 $ (2,978,904) $ (959)
655 Acton-Agua Dulce Acton Los Angeles 489 13,013 $ (12,491,081) $ (960)
656 San Gabriel Unified San Gabriel Los Angeles 686 43,106 $ (41,380,995) $ (960)
657 Carpinteria Unified Carpinteria Santa Barb 549 18,870 $ (18,121,348) $ (960)
658 Lone Pine Unified Lone Pine Inyo 302 2,494 $ (2,399,789) $ (962)
659 Arcadia Unified Arcadia Los Angeles 744 59,649 $ (57,466,528) $ (963)
660 Hesperia Unified Hesperia San Berdoo 824 104,568 $(100,900,417) $ (965)
661 Terra Bella Union Terra Bella Tulare 396 6,034 $ (5,826,468) $ (966)
662 Placentia-Yorba Lda Placentia Orange 874 166,393 $(160,733,330) $ (966)
663 Capistrano Unified San Juan Capo Orange 924 361,468 $(349,462,462) $ (967)
664 Kentfield Elementary Kentfield Marin 477 11,768 $ (11,382,617) $ (967)
665 Stony Creek Joint Elk Creek Glenn 232 958 $ (926,897) $ (968)
666 Portola Valley Elem Portola Valley San Mateo 413 6,896 $ (6,682,338) $ (969)
667 San Pasqual Union Escondido San Diego 341 3,465 $ (3,358,196) $ (969)
668 Maxwell Unified Maxwell Colusa 280 1,861 $ (1,805,238) $ (970)
669 Rio Elementary Oxnard Ventura 664 37,304 $ (36,213,256) $ (971)

Does sexual orientation change go only one way?

Local state senators vote party line on conversion therapy

https://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2018/aug/23/ticker-sexual-orientation-change-only-one-way/

By Eric Bartl

On Thursday, August 16, the California Senate passed Assembly Bill 2943 with a 25-11 vote. The bill would make “sexual orientation change efforts,” also known as “conversion therapy,” an unlawful business practice under the state’s Consumer Legal Remedies Act.

Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi: “the faith community, like anyone else, needs to evolve with the times.”

Proponents of the bill say change to a person’s sexual orientation is impossible and services that claim otherwise are fraudulent.

Opponents say change is possible and argue the ban violates LGBT rights (the right to seek a wanted change.)

Costa Mesa State Senator John Moorlach called it “the bill of the year,” generating more emails and calls to his office than any other this year.

Attorney Dean Broyles of Encinitas says the Supreme Court has already rejected the “professional speech” exception to free speech the bill relies on.

San Francisco State Senator Scott Wiener co-authored the bill and introduced it to the Senate for debate on Thursday. He said, “Conversion therapy is nothing short of psychological torture.”

The bill would ban “efforts to change behaviors or gender expressions, or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelings toward individuals of the same sex.”

It does not specify whether efforts to change attractions to the opposite sex would be banned.

The proposed ban is now limited to “advertising, offering for sale, or selling services constituting sexual orientation change efforts to an individual.”

The California Assembly’s earlier version of the bill included “goods” along with “services.” There was an outcry against banning the sale of books (which might include the Bible). The California Senate removed “goods” from the bill before approving it.

People concerned the bill is an attack on religion pointed to Torrance Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi’s statement in support of the bill that “the faith community, like anyone else, needs to evolve with the times.”

Statements like that and the potential ban on the Bible provoked California churches to speak out. Legislators pushing the bill made some changes.

The Senate replaced the Assembly wording “engages in” with “offering for sale.” Senate commentary explains, “AB 2943 only applies in cases where a consumer transaction takes place.”

San Diego state senators Joel Anderson and Patricia Bates voted against the bill.

Before the vote Anderson said the bill is being presented under the “ruse of protecting people. If they are questioning to be straight somehow that is wrong and evil, but if they question to be gay that’s good and acceptable. You can’t have it both ways.

San Diego senators Toni Atkins and Ben Hueso voted in favor. Atkins posted on Facebook, “What we need is compassion and acceptance, not a deceptive and fraudulent practice.”

Constitutional attorney Dean Broyles of Encinitas predicts the bill will follow other laws that have been struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court, including the California law that required pro-life pregnancy centers to inform clients of abortion options. He says the Supreme Court has already rejected the “professional speech” exception to free speech the bill relies on.

It doesn’t appear the American Civil Liberties Union has taken a position on the bill. The organization’s Rhode Island chapter came out in opposition to bans on conversion therapy because of potential “unintended consequences.”

The bill has returned to the Assembly for a vote on the Senate’s version. Votes on the bill have largely fallen along party lines. However, in April Republican Assemblyman Brian Maienschein voted in favor.

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MOORLACH UPDATE — California School District Rankings, Group 9 — August 23, 2018

Group 9 provides the next 66 California public school districts. This traunch represents $2.8 billion in cumulative unrestricted net deficits. The Unrestricted Net Positions (UNPs) range between negative $782 and negative $883.

We also see three more Orange County school districts, all of which are in my Senate District:

#557 Ocean View #795
#573 Tustin Unified #841
#579 Anaheim Elementary #887

Let me introduce you to California’s Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team (FCMAT). This state agency helps provide fiscal and management guidance to local education agencies (LEAs) to fulfill their financial and management responsibilities.

The FCMAT CEO is an old colleague of mine, Michael Fine. Mr. Fine was the Chief Business Officer for the Newport-Mesa Unified School District at the time of the Orange County bankruptcy filing. He makes an annual presentation to the Senate Fiscal and Budget Review Committee, Subcommittee One – Education, on which I serve.

His presentation of March 12th provided four districts with “negative certifications.” This means that they will “not be able to meet their financial obligations for 2017-18 or 2018-10.” Here they are, with my rankings provided:

#141 Feather Falls Union Elementary Butte #409
#428 Yosemite Unified Madera #518
#543 Pasadena Unified Los Angeles #876
#707 Inglewood Unified Los Angeles #842

You’ll find Pasadena in this grouping, but its UNP is one of the largest. Feather Falls Union is in my Group 2, which is fairly favorable, but it only has 10 students and enrollment is going down to 5 students. Yosemite is in my Group 7. Pasadena is coming up in a future UPDATE. And Inglewood even made it to a budget trailer bill, which will be voted on today or by next Friday. We’re in the danger zone folks.

Just a reminder, the first column is the district’s position or rank (the lower, the better), then the district’s shortened name, city and county. We also provide the actual UNP ranking (again, the lower the better), the UNP, the population served, and dividing one into the other to obtain the per capita (a result above zero would be preferred).

537 Escondido Union Escondido San Diego 861 173,054 $(135,410,253) $ (782)
538 John Swett Unified Rodeo Contra Csta 481 15,025 $ (11,762,094) $ (783)
539 Alview-Dairyland Un Chowchilla Madera 262 1,833 $ (1,437,990) $ (785)
540 Ramona City Unif Ramona San Diego 635 37,830 $ (29,762,014) $ (787)
541 Apple Valley Unif Apple Valley San Berdoo 764 81,697 $ (64,308,156) $ (787)
542 Sweetwater Union Chula Vista San Diego 928 487,782 $(384,592,938) $ (788)
543 Pasadena Unified Pasadena Los Angeles 876 208,967 $(164,862,536) $ (789)
544 South Whittier Elem Whittier Los Angeles 596 29,750 $ (23,489,903) $ (790)
545 Bakersfield City Bakersfield Kern 871 195,979 $(155,804,925) $ (795)
546 Moraga Elementary Moraga Contra Csta 500 17,511 $ (13,943,426) $ (796)
547 Lawndale Elem Lawndale Los Angeles 679 49,704 $ (39,584,843) $ (796)
548 Planada Elem Planada Merced 371 5,795 $ (4,631,465) $ (799)
549 Beardsley Elem Bakersfield Kern 507 17,990 $ (14,415,097) $ (801)
550 Potter Valley Comm Potter Valley Mendocino 272 2,069 $ (1,657,936) $ (801)
551 Alpine Union Elem Alpine San Diego 523 19,582 $ (15,692,845) $ (801)
552 Novato Unified Novato Marin 712 60,509 $ (48,541,892) $ (802)
553 Alisal Union Salinas Monterey 709 60,063 $ (48,262,141) $ (804)
554 Burrel Union Elem Riverdale Fresno 179 550 $ (442,331) $ (804)
555 Rescue Union Elem Rescue El Dorado 630 35,192 $ (28,303,213) $ (804)
556 Redwood City Elem Redwood City San Mateo 798 100,342 $ (80,870,934) $ (806)
557 Ocean View Huntington Bch Orange 795 96,613 $ (78,587,392) $ (813)
558 Turlock Unified Turlock Stanislaus 775 85,204 $ (69,446,926) $ (815)
559 Williams Unified Williams Colusa 376 6,023 $ (4,923,051) $ (817)
560 Lafayette Elem Lafayette Contra Csta 597 28,744 $ (23,504,854) $ (818)
561 Butte Valley Unified Dorris Siskiyou 270 1,977 $ (1,618,801) $ (819)
562 Cabrillo Unified Half Moon Bay San Mateo 585 27,073 $ (22,237,104) $ (821)
563 Little Lake City Santa Fe Sprgs Los Angeles 633 34,853 $ (28,710,705) $ (824)
564 National Elem National City San Diego 720 61,726 $ (51,021,511) $ (827)
565 Walnut Creek Elem Walnut Creek Contra Csta 689 51,231 $ (42,508,960) $ (830)
566 Rowland Unified Rowland Hghts Los Angeles 817 112,497 $ (93,347,941) $ (830)
567 Rim of the World Blue Jay San Berdoo 604 30,373 $ (25,267,566) $ (832)
568 Porterville Unified Porterville Tulare 805 101,163 $ (84,409,146) $ (834)
569 Kings River Union Kingsburg Fresno 319 3,366 $ (2,809,973) $ (835)
570 Manteca Unified Manteca San Joaquin 827 125,010 $(104,375,528) $ (835)
571 Golden Plains Unif San Joaquin Fresno 407 7,649 $ (6,390,030) $ (835)
572 Gridley Unified Gridley Butte 446 10,489 $ (8,778,871) $ (837)
573 Tustin Unified Tustin Orange 841 139,222 $(116,529,487) $ (837)
574 Escalon Unified Escalon San Joaquin 491 15,492 $ (12,971,979) $ (837)
575 Exeter Unified Exeter Tulare 504 16,966 $ (14,214,390) $ (838)
576 Corcoran Joint Unif Corcoran Kings 582 25,653 $ (21,494,653) $ (838)
577 North Cow Creek Palo Cedro Shasta 258 1,605 $ (1,346,364) $ (839)
578 Reed Union Elem Tiburon Marin 483 14,150 $ (11,885,856) $ (840)
579 Anaheim Elem Anaheim Orange 887 207,135 $(174,109,858) $ (841)
580 Mojave Unified Mojave Kern 540 19,895 $ (16,739,037) $ (841)
581 Delano Union Elem Delano Kern 713 57,893 $ (48,776,988) $ (843)
582 Willits Unified Willits Mendocino 472 12,943 $ (10,922,330) $ (844)
583 Brentwood Union Brentwood Contra Csta 716 59,045 $ (50,181,667) $ (850)
584 Ojai Unified Ojai Ventura 560 22,435 $ (19,116,405) $ (852)
585 Oakdale Joint Unif Oakdale Stanislaus 611 30,124 $ (25,738,421) $ (854)
586 Linden Unified Linden San Joaquin 473 12,763 $ (10,941,481) $ (857)
587 Temecula Valley Temecula Riverside 855 154,594 $(132,554,065) $ (857)
588 Dunham Elem Petaluma Marin 212 832 $ (718,149) $ (863)
589 Mountain Valley Hayfork Trinity 307 2,886 $ (2,491,091) $ (863)
590 Coronado Unified Coronado San Diego 593 26,476 $ (22,876,911) $ (864)
591 Eureka Union Granite Bay Placer 607 29,306 $ (25,486,520) $ (870)
592 Newark Unified Newark Alameda 682 46,447 $ (40,406,126) $ (870)
593 Esparto Unified Esparto Yolo 391 6,374 $ (5,551,871) $ (871)
594 Willows Unified Willows Glenn 440 9,437 $ (8,259,402) $ (875)
595 Western Placer Lincoln Placer 707 54,553 $ (47,747,061) $ (875)
596 Mountain View Ontario San Berdoo 552 20,750 $ (18,183,369) $ (876)
597 Point Arena Joint Point Arena Mendocino 377 5,672 $ (4,978,508) $ (878)
598 Grant Elementary Redding Shasta 306 2,830 $ (2,485,965) $ (878)
599 Seeley Union Elem Seeley Imperial 317 3,100 $ (2,726,499) $ (880)
600 Rosedale Union Bakersfield Kern 683 46,107 $ (40,607,594) $ (881)
601 Scotia Union Elem Scotia Humboldt 250 1,402 $ (1,235,708) $ (881)
602 Sutter Union High Sutter Sutter 420 7,911 $ (6,983,074) $ (883)

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MOORLACH UPDATE — California School District Rankings, Group 8 — August 22, 2018

Group 8 starts the second half of our study of California’s public school districts. This traunch represents $2.2 billion in cumulative unrestricted net deficits, a little lower than Group 7’s $2.35 billion. The Unrestricted Net Positions (UNPs) range between negative $694 and negative $782.

We also see four more Orange County school districts, with #529 in my Senate District:

#505 Magnolia Elementary #711
#507 Fullerton Elementary #816
#517 La Habra City Elementary #685
#529 Saddleback Valley #882

By comparison, turn back to my ten-volume series on the 482 California cities study earlier this spring. The second half of the study started with the negative $89 to negative $332 range, slightly better than the equivalent school districts (see MOORLACH UPDATE — City CAFR Rankings – Vol. 5 — February 14, 2018). This shows California’s school districts are in more need of fiscal attention.

What you realize is that major reform is required to turn our municipalities around before they overburden our children and grandchildren with massive debt payments.

Yesterday, Sen. Robert Hertzberg (D – Los Angeles) brought SB 10 to the Senate Floor for concurrence through a Supplemental Agenda that hit our desks in the early afternoon. This did not provide much time for reviewing the bill, but I had voted for it when it originally came to the Senate Floor on May 31st (see MOORLACH UPDATE — Budget and House of Origin Deadlines — June 1, 2017).

SB 10 went through a massive modification on the Assembly Floor and came back to the Senate for concurrence. It deserved another public hearing. But, this is how the Capitol works in the waning hours.

I asked a few questions of the author. It will be interesting how the state addresses the potential staffing costs, which should be offset by lower incarceration expenditures. But, it provides reform on a grand scale. And, that’s what California needs with its bail system and with its balance sheets, reform on a grand scale. Dan Morain of CalMatters provides his take in his daily e-mail in the second piece below.

Here’s Group 8 of the California school districts:

471 East Whittier City Whittier Los Angeles 726 75,394 $ (52,304,955) $ (694)
472 Alum Rock Union San Jose Santa Clara 800 118,675 $ (82,391,448) $ (694)
473 Borrego Springs Borrego Springs San Diego 323 4,147 $ (2,880,658) $ (695)
474 El Centro Elem El Centro Imperial 626 39,998 $ (27,786,605) $ (695)
475 Menifee Union Elem Menifee Riverside 753 85,491 $ (59,415,281) $ (695)
476 Helendale Elem Helendale San Berdoo 372 6,712 $ (4,669,397) $ (696)
477 Madera Unified Madera Madera 762 90,085 $ (63,021,588) $ (700)
478 Imperial Unified Imperial Imperial 522 22,058 $ (15,437,745) $ (700)
479 Lemoore Union Elem Lemoore Kings 550 25,839 $ (18,157,488) $ (703)
480 West Park Elem Fresno Fresno 259 1,915 $ (1,347,597) $ (704)
481 Westmorland Union Westmorland Imperial 281 2,701 $ (1,901,981) $ (704)
482 Byron Union Elem Byron Alameda 478 16,182 $ (11,400,966) $ (705)
483 Summerville Elem Tuolumne Tuolumne 330 4,356 $ (3,071,344) $ (705)
484 Geyserville Unified Geyserville Sonoma 254 1,813 $ (1,278,446) $ (705)
485 Los Olivos Elem Los Olivos Santa Barb. 263 2,020 $ (1,442,076) $ (714)
486 Two Rock Union Petaluma Marin 251 1,748 $ (1,248,650) $ (714)
487 Nuestro Elementary Live Oak Sutter 152 316 $ (225,736) $ (714)
488 San Rafael City San Rafael Marin 684 56,676 $ (40,628,032) $ (717)
489 Live Oak Elem Santa Cruz Santa Cruz 542 23,525 $ (16,906,403) $ (719)
490 Gonzales Unified Gonzales Monterey 438 11,457 $ (8,242,790) $ (719)
491 Chico Unified Chico Butte 797 110,526 $ (79,728,992) $ (721)
492 Vacaville Unified Vacaville Solano 754 82,504 $ (59,671,992) $ (723)
493 Tehachapi Unified Tehachapi Kern 621 37,103 $ (26,913,153) $ (725)
494 La Mesa-Spg Valley La Mesa San Diego 826 140,329 $(101,820,863) $ (726)
495 Wilsona Elementary Palmdale Los Angeles 428 10,479 $ (7,603,711) $ (726)
496 Ferndale Unified Ferndale Humboldt 288 2,892 $ (2,099,621) $ (726)
497 Sunnyside Union Strathmore Tulare 277 2,364 $ (1,716,565) $ (726)
498 Ontario-Montclair Ontario San Berdoo 849 176,721 $(128,340,806) $ (726)
499 Roseville City Elem Roseville Placer 767 89,939 $ (65,537,179) $ (729)
500 Saugus Union Santa Clarita Los Angeles 791 105,219 $ (76,688,423) $ (729)
501 Capay Joint Union Orland Glenn 217 1,045 $ (763,894) $ (731)
502 Camino Union Elem Camino El Dorado 335 4,418 $ (3,245,038) $ (735)
503 Elverta Joint Elem Elverta Sacramento 293 3,097 $ (2,276,915) $ (735)
504 Sylvan Union Elem Modesto Stanislaus 735 75,659 $ (55,752,525) $ (737)
505 Magnolia Elementary Anaheim Orange 711 65,387 $ (48,436,096) $ (741)
506 Tulare City Tulare Tulare 703 62,730 $ (46,480,778) $ (741)
507 Fullerton Elementary Fullerton Orange 816 124,400 $ (92,384,118) $ (743)
508 Fall River Joint Unif Burney Shasta 400 8,081 $ (6,006,496) $ (743)
509 Morongo Unified Twentynine Plms San Berdoo 728 72,348 $ (53,860,324) $ (744)
510 Panama-Buena Vista Bakersfield Kern 818 125,659 $ (93,561,677) $ (745)
511 Hope Elementary Porterville Tulare 193 718 $ (535,181) $ (745)
512 Buckeye Union Elem El Dorado Hills El Dorado 624 36,960 $ (27,573,327) $ (746)
513 Keppel Union Elem Pearblossom Los Angeles 528 21,586 $ (16,108,415) $ (746)
514 Snowline Joint Unif Phelan San Berdoo 641 42,189 $ (31,489,179) $ (746)
515 Dixie Elementary San Rafael Marin 535 21,991 $ (16,418,346) $ (747)
516 Manzanita Elem Gridley Butte 224 1,135 $ (853,286) $ (752)
517 La Habra City Elem La Habra Orange 685 54,112 $ (40,700,535) $ (752)
518 Fruitvale Elementary Bakersfield Kern 534 21,804 $ (16,411,487) $ (753)
519 Washington Union Salinas Monterey 390 7,261 $ (5,490,987) $ (756)
520 Roseland Santa Rosa Sonoma 459 12,556 $ (9,501,336) $ (757)
521 Palm Springs Unified Palm Springs Riverside 863 179,590 $(136,556,203) $ (760)
522 West Covina Unified West Covina Los Angeles 700 60,094 $ (45,708,394) $ (761)
523 Gold Trail Union Placerville El Dorado 368 5,943 $ (4,524,540) $ (761)
524 Santa Paula Unified Santa Paula Ventura 606 32,946 $ (25,419,439) $ (772)
525 Palo Verde Unified Blythe Riverside 572 26,491 $ (20,475,465) $ (773)
526 Woodland Joint Unif Woodland Yolo 721 65,968 $ (51,161,401) $ (776)
527 Hydesville Elem Hydesville Humboldt 243 1,384 $ (1,074,253) $ (776)
528 Westside Union Quartz Hill Los Angeles 745 74,049 $ (57,560,554) $ (777)
529 Waugh Elementary Petaluma Marin 381 6,568 $ (5,113,164) $ (779)
530 Saddleback Valley Mission Viejo Orange 882 216,853 $(168,874,907) $ (779)
531 Hanford Elementary Hanford Kings 656 43,557 $ (33,924,219) $ (779)
532 Taft City Taft Kern 525 20,166 $ (15,722,199) $ (780)
533 Los Altos Elem Los Altos Santa Clara 659 43,796 $ (34,197,366) $ (781)
534 Hollister Hollister San Benito 663 45,879 $ (35,861,581) $ (782)
535 Pleasant View Elem Porterville Tulare 286 2,613 $ (2,043,709) $ (782)
536 Freshwater Elem Eureka Humboldt 284 2,515 $ (1,967,841) $ (782)
Good morning, California.

A historic bail overhaul is approved

Sen.-Robert-Hertzberg-e1534910566349.jpgSen. Robert Hertzberg argues for his bill to overhaul the bail

system.

Legislation to scrap California’s money bail system and give

judges more say on pretrial incarceration went to the governor

Tuesday.

Gov. Jerry Brown: “Today, the Legislature took an important

step forward in reducing the inequities that have long

plagued California’s bail system.”

The goal: Make the justice system fairer by letting lower-level

defendants go free pending trial if judges believe they’re not a

danger, regardless of their ability to post bail. People charged

with murder and sex offenses won’t get out.

Sen. Robert Hertzberg, a Los Angeles Democrat who worked on

the issue for two years, said this bill will help fix “a two-tier

system of justice” in which wealthy defendants can pay for their

release, but poor defendants languish behind bars.

Some progressives fear judges will have too much power,

CALmatters’ Laurel Rosenhall reported. Republicans warned

dangerous people would be freed and the bail industry would be

put out of business.

One exception: Sen. John Moorlach, an Orange County

Republican, voted for the bill: “The current system is flawed,

a concern both sides of aisle agree on.”

What’s next: By January 2020, counties will establish agencies

to assess the risks posed by arrestees. Judges will decide whom to

release and detain pending trial.

By the numbers: California has 123 jails housing 72,500

inmates at a daily cost of $114 per inmate. An Assembly analysis

says the new pretrial services departments will cost counties

hundreds of millions a year.

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MOORLACH UPDATE — California School District Rankings, Group 7 — August 21, 2018

One of my favorite gravestone quotes is, “I told you I was sick.”

A balance sheet will tell an entity’s fiscal health. One balance sheet that is being closely scrutinized of late is that of Tesla, the electric car manufacturer. Maybe California’s investment community could do the same for the school districts where their businesses are located?

Group 7 has 66 school districts with unrestricted net positions (UNPs) of a negative $573 to $693. It gets us to the half way mark. Only 18 states had better UNPs (see MOORLACH UPDATE — 2017 State Per Capita UNPs — April 2, 2018 ).

Maybe we can take some solace there, but school districts cannot raise taxes to improve their budgets.

We see four more school districts from Orange County in this grouping. Only one is in my District, Anaheim Union High School, of which I am an alum (grades 7 – 12). But, AUHSD has an Unrestricted Net Deficit of $275 million!

Savanna Elementary #406 #551
Cypress Elementary #423 #621
Los Alamitos Unified #426 #643
Anaheim Union High School #463 #920

Just a reminder, the first column is the district’s position or rank (the lower, the better), then the district’s shortened name, city and county. We also provide the actual UNP ranking (again, the lower the better), the UNP, the population served, and dividing one into the other to obtain the per capita (a result above zero would be preferred).

404 Placer Union High Auburn Placer 729 93,882 $ (54,137,377) $ (577)
405 Hope Elementary Santa Barbara Santa Barb. 456 16,271 $ (9,415,449) $ (579)
406 Santee School District Santee San Diego 662 60,769 $ (35,685,717) $ (587)
407 Fallbrook Union Elem Fallbrook San Diego 672 64,763 $ (38,152,968) $ (589)
408 Savanna Elementary Anaheim Orange 551 30,815 $ (18,157,779) $ (589)
409 Washington Colony Fresno Fresno 278 3,001 $ (1,768,835) $ (589)
410 Beaumont Unified Beaumont Riverside 638 52,074 $ (30,709,642) $ (590)
411 Pope Valley Union Pope Valley Napa 182 800 $ (473,005) $ (591)
412 Cascade Union Elem Anderson Shasta 450 15,293 $ (9,052,465) $ (592)
413 Charter Oak Unified Covina Los Angeles 588 37,795 $ (22,373,912) $ (592)
414 Amador County Unif Jackson Amador 586 37,383 $ (22,249,523) $ (595)
415 Marcum-Illinois Union East Nicolaus Sutter 191 868 $ (516,784) $ (595)
416 Berryessa Union Elem San Jose Santa Clara 719 85,587 $ (51,012,008) $ (596)
417 Le Grand Union High Le Grand Merced 382 8,632 $ (5,148,384) $ (596)
418 Oak Grove Elem San Jose Santa Clara 771 112,522 $ (67,290,261) $ (598)
419 Glendale Unified Glendale Los Angeles 854 220,802 $(132,105,821) $ (598)
420 Brisbane Elementary Brisbane San Mateo 385 8,876 $ (5,311,000) $ (598)
421 Weaver Union Merced Merced 433 13,301 $ (8,007,088) $ (602)
422 Cotati-Rohnert Park Rohnert Park Sonoma 649 54,327 $ (32,706,134) $ (602)
423 Cypress Elementary Cypress Orange 627 45,853 $ (27,831,436) $ (607)
424 San Mateo-Foster City Foster City San Mateo 803 137,442 $ (83,955,565) $ (611)
425 Oroville City Elem Oroville Butte 545 28,060 $ (17,202,887) $ (613)
426 Los Alamitos Unified Los Alamitos Orange 643 51,313 $ (31,761,922) $ (619)
427 Mill Valley Elem Mill Valley Marin 566 31,967 $ (19,871,226) $ (622)
428 Yosemite Unified Oakhurst Madera 518 24,552 $ (15,264,022) $ (622)
429 Millville Elementary Millville Shasta 236 1,596 $ (994,116) $ (623)
430 Tipton Elementary Tipton Tulare 289 3,382 $ (2,116,686) $ (626)
431 Cajon Valley Union El Cajon San Diego 833 172,516 $(108,134,377) $ (627)
432 Enterprise Elem Redding Shasta 570 32,573 $ (20,426,909) $ (627)
433 Grenada Elementary Grenada Siskiyou 202 1,029 $ (646,515) $ (628)
434 Ross Valley Elem San Anselmo Marin 516 24,236 $ (15,254,686) $ (629)
435 Thermalito Union Elem Oroville Butte 430 12,215 $ (7,704,424) $ (631)
436 Mesa Union Elem Somis Ventura 303 3,833 $ (2,419,204) $ (631)
437 Lucerne Valley Unified Lucerne Valley San Berdoo 365 7,013 $ (4,429,019) $ (632)
438 Acalanes Union High Lafayette Contra Csta 786 116,973 $ (73,969,772) $ (632)
439 Lagunitas Elementary San Geronimo Marin 300 3,771 $ (2,385,551) $ (633)
440 Central Union Elem Lemoore Kings 416 10,676 $ (6,764,926) $ (634)
441 Encinitas Union Elem Encinitas San Diego 706 74,969 $ (47,548,406) $ (634)
442 Valle Lindo Elem South El Monte Los Angeles 357 6,232 $ (3,955,125) $ (635)
443 Reef-Sunset Unified Avenal Kings 468 16,862 $ (10,712,072) $ (635)
444 Luther Burbank San Jose Santa Clara 313 4,119 $ (2,627,094) $ (638)
445 Santa Barbara Unified Santa Barbara Santa Barb. 846 193,788 $(123,942,131) $ (640)
446 Richfield Elementary Corning Tehama 216 1,190 $ (761,932) $ (640)
447 Franklin-McKinley San Jose Santa Clara 759 96,859 $ (62,243,388) $ (643)
448 Etiwanda Elementary Etiwanda San Berdoo 749 91,510 $ (58,900,757) $ (644)
449 Brawley Elementary Brawley Imperial 544 26,598 $ (17,158,079) $ (645)
450 Scotts Valley Unified Scotts Valley Santa Cruz 485 18,489 $ (11,986,700) $ (648)
451 Victor Valley Un High Victorville San Berdoo 834 166,886 $(108,315,710) $ (649)
452 Red Bluff Jt Un High Red Bluff Tehama 628 42,860 $ (27,925,325) $ (652)
453 Antelope Elementary Red Bluff Tehama 351 5,690 $ (3,709,144) $ (652)
454 Ravenswood City East Palo Alto San Mateo 600 37,247 $ (24,332,084) $ (653)
455 Forestville Union Elem Forestville Sonoma 366 6,818 $ (4,489,752) $ (659)
456 Bass Lake Joint Union Oakhurst Madera 437 12,378 $ (8,183,590) $ (661)
457 Los Gatos-Saratoga Los Gatos Santa Clara 671 57,183 $ (37,828,717) $ (662)
458 Sonoma Valley Unified Sonoma Sonoma 622 40,771 $ (27,109,478) $ (665)
459 Roberts Ferry Union Waterford Stanislaus 174 607 $ (406,951) $ (670)
460 Colfax Elementary Colfax Placer 355 5,780 $ (3,884,273) $ (672)
461 Black Oak Mine Unif Georgetown El Dorado 454 13,916 $ (9,357,861) $ (672)
462 Orcutt Union Elem Orcutt Santa Barb. 612 38,179 $ (25,758,235) $ (675)
463 Anaheim Union High Anaheim Orange 920 407,353 $(275,086,177) $ (675)
464 Orange Center Fresno Fresno 252 1,847 $ (1,256,251) $ (680)
465 West Side Union Elem Healdsburg Sonoma 206 1,006 $ (684,358) $ (680)
466 San Jose Unified San Jose Santa Clara 894 270,572 $(185,541,012) $ (686)
467 Paradise Unified Paradise Butte 629 40,592 $ (28,009,824) $ (690)
468 Whittier City Elem Whittier Los Angeles 708 69,711 $ (48,106,658) $ (690)
469 Sulphur Springs Union Canyon Cntry Los Angeles 693 62,975 $ (43,532,068) $ (691)
470 Loomis Union Elem Loomis Placer 527 22,993 $ (15,924,622) $ (693)

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MOORLACH UPDATE — California School District Rankings, Group 6 — August 20, 2018

One of the most startling observations of this fourteen-part series on the fiscal condition of the Kindergarten thru 12th (K-12) grade school districts in California is how dismal their financial conditions are.

Today’s edition starts with school districts that have a negative unrestricted net position (UNP) of more than $471 per capita. As a comparison, 87.5 percent of the state’s 72 community college (CCC) districts have a negative UNP per capita of $471 or less (see MOORLACH UPDATE — UC, CCC and CSU — May 11, 2018).

The range of Group 6 is between $474 and $573 and these 67 districts represent a cumulative deficit of $2 billion. Proposition 98 provides a significant financial allocation to K-12 and the CCCs, about 40 percent of the state’s general fund budget, but their balance sheets tell a very different story. Sacramento has to start paying attention and this series should give the Legislature plenty to chew on between now and the January 10th introduction of the next Governor’s 2019-20 proposed budget.

Group 6 also contains four more Orange County school districts. All four have large unrestricted net deficits, but the populations they serve put them in the top 43 percent of schools on a per capita basis. Two are in my Senate District, Huntington Beach City and Orange Unified, and I’m an alum of Centralia Elementary (4th – 6th grades). Here they are by ranking for the per capita and their total UNPs (the lower numbered the ranking, the better).

Huntington Beach City #357 #696
Centralia Elementary #375 #640
Orange Unified #384 #848
Garden Grove Unified #403 #877

336 Roseville Joint Union Roseville Placer 802 176,486 $ (83,642,205) $ (474)
337 Pleasant Valley Camarillo Ventura 665 76,718 $ (36,395,117) $ (474)
338 Merced City Elem Merced Merced 687 87,737 $ (41,692,139) $ (475)
339 Cottonwood Union Cottonwood Shasta 359 8,749 $ (4,161,229) $ (476)
340 South Bay Union Elem Eureka Humboldt 342 7,016 $ (3,359,463) $ (479)
341 Santa Maria Jt Union Santa Maria Santa Barb. 781 150,001 $ (71,916,904) $ (479)
342 McSwain Union Elem Merced Merced 318 5,693 $ (2,772,640) $ (487)
343 Antelope Valley Union Lancaster Los Angeles 897 385,648 $(189,098,819) $ (490)
344 Clear Creek Elem Grass Valley Nevada 221 1,722 $ (846,568) $ (492)
345 Livingston Union Livingston Merced 434 16,314 $ (8,028,722) $ (492)
346 Yreka Union Elem Yreka Siskiyou 373 9,652 $ (4,754,426) $ (493)
347 Cloverdale Unified Cloverdale Sonoma 389 11,106 $ (5,483,562) $ (494)
348 Emery Unified Emeryville Alameda 387 10,924 $ (5,401,226) $ (494)
349 San Luis Coastal Unif SLO SLO 704 95,392 $ (47,167,673) $ (494)
350 Franklin Elementary Yuba City Sutter 257 2,686 $ (1,339,760) $ (499)
351 Red Bluff Union Elem Red Bluff Tehama 464 20,284 $ (10,157,109) $ (501)
352 San Rafael City High San Rafael Marin 677 78,668 $ (39,395,841) $ (501)
353 Corning Union High Corning Tehama 443 17,122 $ (8,581,321) $ (501)
354 McKinleyville Union McKinleyville Humboldt 431 15,517 $ (7,793,577) $ (502)
355 Gateway Unified Redding Shasta 513 29,888 $ (15,021,195) $ (503)
356 Round Valley Unified Covelo Mendocino 255 2,600 $ (1,319,683) $ (508)
357 Huntington Beach City Huntington Bch Orange 696 87,348 $ (44,366,541) $ (508)
358 Kingsburg Joint Union Kingsburg Fresno 455 18,334 $ (9,377,405) $ (511)
359 Newhall Valencia Los Angeles 676 76,263 $ (39,058,233) $ (512)
360 Escondido Union High Escondido San Diego 813 176,519 $ (90,407,883) $ (512)
361 Nicasio USD Nicasio Marin 169 727 $ (373,509) $ (514)
362 Moreland San Jose Santa Clara 617 51,307 $ (26,401,023) $ (515)
363 Ducor Union Elem Ducor Tulare 208 1,329 $ (688,514) $ (518)
364 Janesville Union Elem Janesville Lassen 271 3,154 $ (1,636,385) $ (519)
365 Rosemead Elem Rosemead Los Angeles 509 28,057 $ (14,622,663) $ (521)
366 Mtn View Whisman Mountain View Santa Clara 667 70,726 $ (36,976,762) $ (523)
367 Black Butte Union Shingletown Shasta 297 4,425 $ (2,327,359) $ (526)
368 Perris Union High Perris Riverside 815 173,923 $ (91,915,883) $ (528)
369 Mtn View-Los Altos Mountain View Santa Clara 757 114,522 $ (60,526,303) $ (529)
370 Salida Union Elem Salida Stanislaus 474 20,757 $ (10,982,075) $ (529)
371 Jefferson Elementary Tracy San Joaquin 439 15,544 $ (8,249,228) $ (531)
372 Pacifica Pacifica San Mateo 575 39,092 $ (20,773,632) $ (531)
373 Bellevue Union Santa Rosa Sonoma 495 25,505 $ (13,557,355) $ (532)
374 Chula Vista Elem Chula Vista San Diego 873 300,180 $(159,764,861) $ (532)
375 Centralia Elementary Buena Park Orange 640 58,162 $ (30,967,215) $ (532)
376 Hickman Comm Chart Hickman Stanislaus 211 1,315 $ (703,591) $ (535)
377 Soulsbyville Elem Soulsbyville Tuolumne 308 4,725 $ (2,536,707) $ (537)
378 Santa Maria-Bonita Santa Maria Santa Barb. 734 103,526 $ (55,736,765) $ (538)
379 Keyes Union Keyes Stanislaus 339 6,138 $ (3,327,609) $ (542)
380 Grass Valley Elem Grass Valley Nevada 497 25,190 $ (13,673,939) $ (543)
381 Salinas City Elem Salinas Monterey 695 81,396 $ (44,184,459) $ (543)
382 Morgan Hill Unified Morgan Hill Santa Clara 661 64,542 $ (35,371,717) $ (548)
383 Campbell Union Campbell Santa Clara 738 101,668 $ (55,802,568) $ (549)
384 Orange Unified Orange Orange 848 229,379 $(126,605,490) $ (552)
385 Union Elementary San Jose Santa Clara 615 47,680 $ (26,330,062) $ (552)
386 Perris Elementary Perris Riverside 632 51,279 $ (28,498,666) $ (556)
387 Barstow Unified Barstow San Berdoo 564 35,319 $ (19,735,030) $ (559)
388 McCabe Union Elem El Centro Imperial 356 7,004 $ (3,913,667) $ (559)
389 Bangor Union Elem Bangor Butte 213 1,290 $ (721,315) $ (559)
390 Hughes-Elizabeth Lake Hughes Los Angeles 291 3,888 $ (2,176,419) $ (560)
391 Mariposa County Mariposa Mariposa 462 17,190 $ (9,649,895) $ (561)
392 Oxnard Union High Oxnard Ventura 893 327,185 $(183,923,321) $ (562)
393 Southern Humboldt Miranda Humboldt 375 8,688 $ (4,886,107) $ (562)
394 Eastside Union Elem Lancaster Los Angeles 502 25,008 $ (14,090,633) $ (563)
395 Spreckels Union Elem Spreckels Monterey 352 6,696 $ (3,778,175) $ (564)
396 Empire Union Elem Modesto Stanislaus 515 26,743 $ (15,139,694) $ (566)
397 Redding Elementary Redding Shasta 569 35,452 $ (20,104,160) $ (567)
398 San Ardo Union Elem San Ardo Monterey 180 784 $ (445,207) $ (568)
399 Tracy Joint Unified Tracy San Joaquin 751 103,694 $ (58,941,534) $ (568)
400 Los Gatos Union Elem Los Gatos Santa Clara 538 29,306 $ (16,665,949) $ (569)
401 Maple Elementary Shafter Kern 164 564 $ (321,781) $ (571)
402 Arcata Elementary Arcata Humboldt 442 14,763 $ (8,445,907) $ (572)
403 Garden Grove Unified Garden Grove Orange 877 289,419 $(165,866,377) $ (573)

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MOORLACH UPDATE — California School District Rankings, Group 5 — August 17, 2018

Group 5 gets us to the one-third mark. The joy of using a simple metric is that the school districts are falling in ranges that allows for comparisons. This group of 67 has an unrestricted net deficit per capita between $385 and $474 and their total UNP is a negative $1,854,490,530. Unfortunately, our February review of Orange County cities, the seven bottom cities were found in this range

(see MOORLACH UPDATE — City CAFR Rankings, Vol. 10 — February 27, 2018). This means that the bottom two-thirds of school districts have balance sheets that are in poorer fiscal shape than Orange County city #34 out of 34!

One observer wondered why there are so many elementary districts and encouraged more merging into “unified” school districts, which cover elementary, middle and senior high schools. The answer is that this would take serious leadership, as some board members would have to give up their coveted seats. And I don’t have to explain the politics of this conundrum.

268 Pioneer Union Elem Berry Creek Butte 198 1,564 $ (602,317) $ (385)
269 Lemoore Union High Lemoore Kings 510 37,967 $ (14,642,623) $ (386)
270 Dunsmuir Elementary Dunsmuir Siskiyou 218 2,079 $ (802,021) $ (386)
271 Igo, Ono, Platina Union Igo Shasta 173 1,026 $ (395,927) $ (386)
272 Shasta Union Elem Shasta Shasta 228 2,304 $ (890,508) $ (387)
273 S. Monterey County Jt King City Monterey 514 38,715 $ (15,087,649) $ (390)
274 Southside Elementary Hollister San Benito 215 1,922 $ (759,763) $ (395)
275 Briggs Elementary Santa Paula Ventura 244 2,796 $ (1,110,745) $ (397)
276 El Monte Union High El Monte Los Angeles 780 178,188 $ (70,851,452) $ (398)
277 Soquel Union Elem Capitola Santa Cruz 470 27,440 $ (10,913,860) $ (398)
278 Pacific Elementary Davenport Santa Cruz 168 873 $ (348,029) $ (399)
279 Loleta Union Elementary Loleta Humboldt 200 1,537 $ (615,347) $ (400)
280 Rancho Santa Fe Elem Rancho Santa Fe San Diego 309 6,343 $ (2,541,400) $ (401)
281 Dos Palos Oro Loma Jt Dos Palos Merced 364 10,979 $ (4,404,245) $ (401)
282 Princeton Joint Unified Princeton Glenn 178 1,097 $ (441,547) $ (403)
283 Tulare Joint Union High Tulare Tulare 650 81,778 $ (33,037,350) $ (404)
284 Piner-Olivet Union Elem Santa Rosa Sonoma 414 16,523 $ (6,690,090) $ (405)
285 El Dorado Union High Placerville El Dorado 741 140,168 $ (56,919,364) $ (406)
286 Placer Hills Union Elem Meadow Vista Placer 402 14,928 $ (6,096,674) $ (408)
287 Central Union High El Centro Imperial 601 59,926 $ (24,534,032) $ (409)
288 Fallbrook Union High Fallbrook San Diego 623 67,081 $ (27,550,406) $ (411)
289 Dehesa Elementary El Cajon San Diego 235 2,361 $ (970,636) $ (411)
290 Mt. Shasta Union Elem Mount Shasta Siskiyou 325 7,028 $ (2,896,167) $ (412)
291 Vallecito Union Avery Calaveras 360 10,212 $ (4,219,754) $ (413)
292 Kashia Elementary Stewarts Point Sonoma 124 81 $ (33,528) $ (414)
293 Big Oak Flat-Groveland Groveland Tuolumne 290 5,185 $ (2,146,454) $ (414)
294 New Hope Elementary Thornton San Joaquin 210 1,677 $ (694,690) $ (414)
295 Wasco Union Elem Wasco Kern 479 27,717 $ (11,524,898) $ (416)
296 Willow Creek Elem Montague Siskiyou 159 631 $ (262,457) $ (416)
297 Gold Oak Union Elem Placerville El Dorado 349 8,544 $ (3,553,936) $ (416)
298 Bellflower Unified Bellflower Los Angeles 660 83,965 $ (35,081,892) $ (418)
299 Pioneer Union Elem Somerset El Dorado 296 5,528 $ (2,309,818) $ (418)
300 Santa Rita Union Elem Salinas Monterey 463 23,650 $ (9,884,078) $ (418)
301 Shasta Union High Redding Shasta 691 102,590 $ (42,896,757) $ (418)
302 Wheatland Union High Wheatland Yuba 374 11,411 $ (4,815,000) $ (422)
303 Trinidad Union Elem Trinidad Humboldt 234 2,246 $ (959,993) $ (427)
304 Montague Elementary Montague Siskiyou 222 1,944 $ (848,465) $ (436)
305 Petaluma City Schools Petaluma Marin 705 107,902 $ (47,459,466) $ (437)
306 Elk Hills Elementary Tupman Kern 139 292 $ (127,636) $ (437)
307 Howell Mountain Elem Angwin Napa 273 3,825 $ (1,673,400) $ (437)
308 Galt Joint Union High Galt Sacramento 547 40,262 $ (17,623,552) $ (438)
309 Alhambra Unified Alhambra Los Angeles 790 174,842 $ (76,551,460) $ (438)
310 Solvang Elementary Solvang Santa Barbara 314 6,015 $ (2,638,437) $ (439)
311 Placerville Union Elem Placerville El Dorado 418 15,662 $ (6,895,538) $ (440)
312 Santa Clara Unified Santa Clara Santa Clara 773 154,453 $ (68,109,374) $ (441)
313 Stanislaus Union Elem Modesto Stanislaus 501 31,460 $ (14,046,178) $ (446)
314 Auburn Union Elem Auburn Placer 529 35,991 $ (16,148,968) $ (449)
315 Liberty Union High Brentwood Contra Costa 722 113,832 $ (51,174,316) $ (450)
316 Modesto City Schools Modesto Stanislaus 890 401,202 $(180,486,682) $ (450)
317 Vallecitos Elementary Rainbow San Diego 239 2,317 $ (1,043,900) $ (451)
318 Mountain Elementary Soquel Santa Cruz 199 1,349 $ (613,483) $ (455)
319 Santa Rosa City Santa Rosa Sonoma 858 292,990 $(133,713,506) $ (456)
320 Oak Valley Union Elem TULARE Tulare 203 1,446 $ (661,363) $ (457)
321 Salinas Union High Salinas Monterey 799 179,447 $ (82,176,736) $ (458)
322 Johnstonville Elem Susanville Lassen 186 1,075 $ (494,104) $ (460)
323 Chaffey Joint Union High Ontario San Bernardino 901 416,543 $(192,305,483) $ (462)
324 Buena Vista Elementary Tulare Tulare 151 449 $ (207,660) $ (462)
325 Alta Loma Elementary Alta Loma San Bernardino 618 57,161 $ (26,574,508) $ (465)
326 Bennett Valley Union Santa Rosa Sonoma 369 9,890 $ (4,613,773) $ (467)
327 Grossmont Union High El Cajon San Diego 915 485,521 $(227,706,617) $ (469)
328 San Mateo Union High San Mateo San Mateo 838 239,971 $(112,587,612) $ (469)
329 Pollock Pines Elem Pollock Pines El Dorado 361 8,998 $ (4,222,790) $ (469)
330 Clay Joint Elementary Kingsburg Fresno 155 525 $ (246,390) $ (469)
331 Sequoia Union High Redwood City San Mateo 843 259,183 $(122,052,351) $ (471)
332 Sunnyvale Sunnyvale Santa Clara 692 91,599 $ (43,233,595) $ (472)
333 Leggett Valley Unified Leggett Mendocino 163 587 $ (277,168) $ (472)
334 Julian Union High Julian San Diego 292 4,810 $ (2,271,928) $ (472)
335 Calipatria Unified Calipatria Imperial 380 10,776 $ (5,106,240) $ (474)

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