At last, some good news!
When it came to public-school funding, this year was one of the most difficult our community has ever endured. From the beginning of the school year, when families were confronted with higher class sizes and the loss of teaching aides, to the barrage of gloomy forecasts from Sacramento, it seems like all I’ve been saying for nine months is “we’re in trouble.”
Well, we are still in trouble, but I’m happy to report that a few things have finally broken our way.
The biggest news comes from Sacramento. All year long, every public school district in the state has been bracing for draconian cuts — at least $619 per student. Even worse, that number was on top of the cuts we’ve already suffered since 2007-2008. That $619 number was the one that spurred the LCUSD Task Force to sound the alarm.