Glendale Board of Education members agreed Tuesday to delay until October cutting $500,000 from their $103.5-million budget for 1990-91, saying they were hopeful that state funds for schools would be restored and district reserves would be higher than anticipated.
District officials learned last week that because of Gov. George Deukmejian's vetoes of state education funding and rising health-care costs, $3.8 million in cuts or reductions in spending for Glendale schools may be required during the next two years.
But Supt. Robert Sanchis told board members Tuesday that it would be premature to make cuts now because officials are uncertain about three key factors: how much money will be left over from the 1989-90 school year, how many students will enroll in 1991-92 and whether the state will restore Deukmejian's cuts.
Any change in those areas could mean more--or less--money for the district, Sanchis said. For instance, the district projected student enrollment would grow by almost 4%, or about 890 students, this year. Each additional student who enrolls is worth $3,000 in state funding, he said.