Student enrollment is the key factor that drives the District’s operating budget, because student enrollment has a direct impact on staffing.
Total KSD revenue has only grown 8% in 10 years, while enrollment has grown by 15% and inflation has grown by 18%.
Eighty-six percent of the District’s expenditure budget is salaries and benefits. During this enrollment growth period, our revenue has remained relatively flat. The District increased teaching staff to provide high-quality educational programs and maintain Board of Education recommended class sizes.
Unfortunately, when Prop A failed, the District was forced to cut positions. The impact has been noticeable.