As the state comes closer to a financial meltdown, local school districts are struggling to insulate themselves from a worst-case scenario. This is certainly true in the Los Altos Elementary School District, which over the last two years has lost more than $4 million in state funding and could lose another $4 million — and possibly $5 million — for the next school year. Since 2006-07, state funding to the district has plunged from 14 percent to 5.9 percent of the budget and could be as low as 2 percent in the coming year.
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posted Friday, April 15, 2011, 12:00 AM