Education Matters: Betting on hope

The San Dieguito Union High School District projected a $9.2 million deficit at its March board meeting. At the May board meeting, the projected deficit was recalculated at about $8.5 million.

Some might consider that a positive trend. But $8.5 million in the hole is nothing to smile about, with less that two months left until the end of the fiscal year, on June 30.

In March, SDUHSD superintendent Eric Dill expressed confidence that revenue will grow by the time the books are closed.

To support his hopeful outlook, he pointed to last year when a $2 million deficit turned into a $4 million surplus.

But, as the saying goes, “Hope is not a plan.”