In a true slight-of-hand, the superintendent has been showing reporters line 6.010 under FY08  and stating that this is the amount the state requires the district to clear; Three Card Monte in the administrative offices.
 This is just a screenshot and not a complete page. Click on the screenshot to see a larger version (still incomplete though). In order to see the full page and the complete forecast, click here (links to the district website).
 Clearing the negative balance can be done by negotiating tighter contracts; they all end at the end of this school year.
 Come on now, he's pointing to the wrong fiscal year for goodness sake. This is a classic con, or sting for that matter.