SCUSD Observer

Sacramento, California

Archive for June 2009

Again…with the "revenue stream"

In today’s Bee, SCUSD Interim Superintendent Susan Miller makes an interesting comment about finding leases for its currently closed facilities (and those to be closed).

“When you have tenants in there it adds to the safety and security of the environment,” Miller said. “It’s least likely to be vandalized, and financially, we want to find a revenue stream.”

The emotional and financial impact of closing a school reaches far beyond the revenue stream. Kicking kids out, finding non-existent renters in a dismal economy, repairing vandalism, all the bureaucratic twisting and turning…wouldn’t it be more cost-effective to just keep the darn schools open and demand the SCUSD board balance the books without this scorched earth policy?


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June 26, 2009 at 1:40 pm

Special Board Meeting today

With regard to the superintendent search
Agenda Here

Sacramento Bee Article
School board to narrow hunt for superintendent

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June 23, 2009 at 1:12 pm

Local activist speaks out against summer school cuts

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June 22, 2009 at 10:06 pm

Kids First, Cuts Last

Many parents in the community still do not know that summer school has been cancelled. Some do not understand the irresponsible nature in which this program was cut. Explain to them that this precedent must not be allowed to stand.

We must hold SCUSD and the Board of Education accountable and demand they review the budget line-by-line and research alternatives before cutting essential programs.

Here’s what you can do.

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June 15, 2009 at 9:56 pm

Facilities committee meets today and Wednesday

SCUSD’s Facility Re-use/7-11 Committee will meet today and Wednesday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Serna Center, 5735 47th Avenue, Sacramento.


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June 15, 2009 at 4:00 pm

Fired Inspector General Gerald Walpin speaks out

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June 15, 2009 at 12:06 am

KJ gets excuse note from Obama

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June 12, 2009 at 4:09 pm