Annual spending in the “books and supplies” category of the district’s budget is up a whopping 123% from $1.53 million per year (original budget for 2011-2012) to an average of $3.42 million through the end of the 2013-14 school year. That is an annual increase of $1.89 million, according to the second interim report. Worse yet, this increase is notwithstanding the worst case scenario assumptions about state funding and the district’s dubious assertions about insolvency, made to The Daily Breeze. “Bagley struggled to present to the county a balanced budget three years out that maintains the district’s reserve requirement” according to the paper. Also noteworthy, the relative stability of certificated salary and employee benefit expenditures which represent a total increase of about $1 million (4%) through the same time period.