Oak Grove Union School District Budget Survey

Please complete survey by February 10th

Background Information on OGUSD’s Budget

Oak Grove Union School District offers so many amazing programs and outstanding staff to support our students. We have terrific partnerships with OGEP and our community. Due to numerous factors facing many school districts in California (underfunded programs, rising costs of health benefits, pension contributions, facility maintenance, etc.) we are looking for immediate savings.


The district has tasked our Budget Advisory Committee with providing recommendations to the Board in the upcoming months looking for ongoing savings.  In our twelve million ($12m) dollar budget we need to look for a savings of three to five percent (3-5%). OGUSD is mindful of the use of public funds and your input is important.  


OGUSD Current Fiscal Snapshot:

The District’s First Interim Report Multi-Year Projection projects unrestricted deficit spending of -$178,880 in the current year, -$222,546 in 2020-2021, and -$362,727 in 2021-2022.  It will be necessary to find savings in order to maintain fiscal solvency in 2022-2023 and beyond.  

In addition, the District maintains a Special Reserve Fund 17 which is used to pay the District’s debt service (construction debt).  The balance in Fund 17 is no longer enough to sustain the District’s debt service payments over the life of the debt for eight more years.

Please take a few minutes to complete this survey as your input is important to provide the Budget Advisory Committee with your feedback:

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* 1. How familiar are you with the District’s cost savings efforts?

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* 2. How satisfied are you with the budget management of OGUSD?

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* 3. Did you know that legal funding for the District’s general fund (which pays for salaries and day-to-day operating expenses) is separate from the District’s bond projects fund (which pays for building construction)?

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* 4. There are three general categories of expenditures for the budget: instructional, operational and enrichment.  

Instructional includes classroom materials, personnel, and programs directly impacting students and instruction.  

Operational includes school wide operations: facilities, personnel, and programs impacting the school and district.  

Enrichment includes classroom, school and district wide programs offered to enrich the  student’s experience beyond that required by law, such as field trips, athletics, after school workshops, arts and music. 


In the event that OGUSD and the Board of Trustees had to reduce budgets in the following areas of operational, instructional and enrichment programs.

Please rank which should receive reductions first, second, and third by writing “1,” “2,” and “3” next to your choices:

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* 5. In the event that OGUSD and the Board of Trustees had to cut or reduce in the following areas of enrichment programs

Please indicate your top three choices of programs and services that should receive reductions first, second, third and so on by writing “1,” “2,” “3”, "4", "5", "6" and "7" next to your choices.

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* 6. In the event that OGUSD and the Board of Trustees had to look for savings by a reduction of funding or restructuring the following instructional programs in the following areas of instructional programs

Please rank which should receive reductions first, second, third and so on by writing “1,” “2,” “3”, "4" and "5" next to your choices:

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* 7. Please indicate your top three choices of programs and services that should receive a reduction in funds provided for school management and operations.

Please rank which should receive reductions first, second, third and so on by writing “1,” “2,” “3”, "4", "5", "6" "7" and "8" next to your choices:

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* 8. Which describes your role within our community? Please check all that apply.

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* 9. Do you reside in district boundaries?

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* 10. What is your best source of school-related and/or budget-related news? Check all that apply:

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* 11. Provide any additional comments here:

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