SCUSD Observer

Sacramento, California

On Graduation??

At tonight’s board meeting, trustees will be asked to debate and ultimately adopt the 2010-11 school year budget.

Last April, citizens tried to participate in the budget process by shining a light right out in front for all board members to see — they balanced the numbers and kept the cuts out of the classroom. The presentation included charts, graphs and numbers.

These citizens, interested in tying spending to student outcomes, are still diligently working. They cannot do it alone.

Last year, The Observer wrote:

Grimes, Houseman, Bell, Rodriguez, Arroyo, Kennedy and Terry can unite as a board to provide clear, direct instructions to management to come back … (sic) with different and positive options. This board can confirm for us their commitment to policy governance.

Teachers are being asked to sacrifice through contract votes. What is the board being asked to sacrifice? A parcel tax? How about asking administration to give you accountability through real numbers that represent real dollars.

More here

And here Author: Leo Bennett-Cauchon

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Written by scusdobserver

June 16, 2010 at 1:05 pm

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