San Diego Unified announced Tuesday that it had already run up nearly $17 million in unplanned expenses for this school year. How did that happen?

Check out this breakdown of the costs supplied by San Diego Unified. It ranges from big costs such as hiring extra teachers ($3.2 million) to smaller ones such as signing a new contract with consultant Phil Stover ($63,000) to a new job that was left out of the budgeting process ($120,000.)

I’m still sifting through the information and I know I’ve got savvy readers who can do it even better. Check out the table and tell me if you see anything interesting! You can shoot me an e-mail at


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