There will always be a financial crisis at Unified, especially at referendum time. The crisis will change from one year to the next, lest the citizens catch on to the game. This year it is school maintainance. Previous years it has been money for sports. Next year the kids will need new textbooks or chemistry labs or some such thing.
The financial crisis will never ever be about the adults. The plea for money will never be about improving the heath insurance package for teachers or ensuring adequate money for the administrative salaries. The crisis will always be about the kids.
As such, Unified has zero incentive to either solve their financial problems or admit as much to the public. Their needs to be a financial crisis every year. Without one, it will be too difficult to pass a referendum.
If we pass this referendum and next years etc... we are ensuring that RUSD will never be financially responsible.