Burbank Unified has done a good job of tamping down spending, but will need to maintain its vigilance after spending $4 million more than it took in for 2011-12, a recent audit concluded.
The $4-million overage was due to $2 million in state education funding cuts and an equal rise in staff salaries and benefits, according to the audit prepared by Vicenti Lloyd & Stutzman.
Despite the hit, the auditors determined Burbank Unified should remain solvent over the next few years.
Tina Henton, a partner at the firm, said 87% of the district’s funds “hinges on what happens in Sacramento.”
“The dramatic cuts that have happened in the last four to five years have just been unprecedented,” Henton told the Burbank school board at a recent meeting. “I think you are holding up very well.”