Kimberly Rivers, Ojai Valley News correspondent
For the first time in many years, next school year the Ojai Unified School District board will actually get to make decisions on how to spend some money, rather than where they have to cut back.
“All districts are in some state of euphoria. In general (for OUSD) you can see that number increased from $400,000 to about $2.25 million” above the amount that was anticipated, said Hank Bangser, superintendent of OUSD.
“I was pleased to learn California school budgets will be increased significantly,” said Angie Genasci, a kindergarten teacher at Topa Topa Elementary, and the recently elected president (for next school year) of the Ojai Federation of Teachers.