By delaying unnecessary spending, freezing nonessential positions and curtailing attendance at workshops and conferences, the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District will slice $1 million from its budget by the end of the school year, officials said this week.
Supt. James O. Fleming told the governing board Tuesday that cuts have been identified in many of the district's 9,000 different accounts designated for such expenditures as supplies, salaries and maintenance, but that students and teachers have not yet been affected by the county bankruptcy that triggered the cuts.
Since the county declared bankruptcy in December, the district has faced criticism and pointed questioning from parents over its earlier decision to sell $50 million worth of bonds to invest in the collapsed county investment pool.
Parents and other residents have also called for public disclosure of what the district plans to do if the county withholds any of the more than $70 million it still has frozen in the investment pool.