Dear Team GUSD:
In an effort to provide you with information about the status of negotiations with the Gilroy Teachers Association (GTA), the District negotiations team will share brief updates regarding specific components of the current GUSD proposal.
Sharing this information with all staff will allow you to be informed about the proposal that the District’s negotiations team has presented to GTA leadership.
The fifth update addresses the financial impact of declining enrollment:
GUSD’s enrollment has declined by approximately 200 students, which is equivalent to a loss of $2.6 million for just the 2023-24 school year. GUSD’s enrollment has declined by 1,249 since the 2016-17 school year.
Since a decline in student enrollment is spread unevenly across 14 different schools, there can never be a one-to-one ratio of reducing staffing to offset loss in revenue. Subsequently, adjustments, or a decrease in staffing due to fewer students enrolled in our District, only accounts for approximately 25% of lost revenue.
We welcome the opportunity to continue our conversations with GTA with the hope that we can reach an agreement that benefits our staff members and maintains the fiscal solvency of District operations.
Anisha Munshi, Ed.D.
Gilroy Unified School District