The Pleasanton school district is looking at "bad news and worse news" for the its 2012-13 fiscal year budget, Luz Cazares, assistant superintendent of business services, said Tuesday.
State triggers were pulled last month, initiating cuts at many districts, although Pleasanton had already budgeted for the scenario.
Cazares said Gov. Jerry Brown has made risky assumptions in his upcoming budget, including passing new taxes in November. She said the budget also includes more money than state officials believe new taxes would raise.
Beyond that, should the new taxes not pass, the district would be left with a $6.4 million shortfall. Cazares said reinstituting cuts made last year, then restored, would still leave an additional $3.1 million to be cut.
She said Brown has indicated that state-level cuts would be about the cost of 15 instructional days, a possible hint that he would approve a shortened school year.