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Grim school-funding outlook will get grimmer

Original post made on Jun 15, 2009

Grim and grimmer: That's the outlook for California public school funding at least until 2012, state Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, told a room packed with school superintendents and elected school trustees Saturday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, June 15, 2009, 11:17 AM

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Posted by Bruce Karney, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 15, 2009 at 2:40 pm

I would appreciate it if the local school districts would suggest a "voluntary self-tax" based on income so that those of us who are willing to support local schools with donations as well as tax payments could have some idea of what our fair share would need to be to preserve the current level of funding. For example, something like:

California taxable income $50,000 - $74,999, voluntary self-tax = .5% of taxable income
California taxable income $75,000 - $99,999, voluntary self-tax = .7% of taxable income

Posted by Next 10, a resident of another community
on Jun 15, 2009 at 3:43 pm

and see if you can try and balance California's State Budget. the California Budget Challenge is designed to give you a flavor and see what it takes to balance the budget

Posted by Old Ben, a resident of Shoreline West
on Jun 16, 2009 at 11:48 am

You breed 'em, you feed 'em, and you can fund their education as well. Welfare for all, or welfare for none.

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