By Stephanie Bertholdo firstname.lastname@example.org
Las Virgenes Unified School District officials reacted with cautious optimism to a $96.7-million budget approved by the board of education June 26.
Superintendent Donald Zimring provided a preview of the budget at a board meeting two weeks earlier. He said the state's economic upturn prompted Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to fully fund Proposition 98, a constitutional funding guarantee for the state's public schools.