Employees and parents push schools for program restorations
Original post made on May 24, 2012
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on May 24, 2012 at 5:21 pm
I hope that negotiations with CSEA can be concluded soon. If staff also agree to furlough days in the event that the governor's tax proposal fails, then I would like to see library staff and Barton on the list of proposed restorations at the June 5 meeting.
Class size reduction definitely merits discussion as its own agenda item. It does not seem likely that the state legislature will return to the old model of providing funds specifically for smaller class sizes, so the district will likely have more flexibility to establish its own approach in the future.
on May 24, 2012 at 5:46 pm
Of all the places you can spend millions to help students succeed, I am not convinced CSR is where it should go. Is there is evidence that is is "hugely" supported by parents? Would a parcel tax solely for CSR pass? You have four grade levels (K-3) and a few specific classes at the high school level (9-10) with CSR, that leaves the majority of 4-12 students without that benefit.
I cannot support a parcel tax if it again proposes the same vague language. However, if a parcel tax with specific language for funding usage--be that X counselors, Barton, K-3 CSR at X:1, X librarians, X custodians, etc.--was proposed, I would support it.
on May 25, 2012 at 8:27 am
I couldn't agree more Kathleen!