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Cuts to preschool program will have ripple effect

Original post made on May 16, 2011

Preschool services for the children of some local adult school students will be significantly cut back next year, an official with the Mountain View-Los Altos Adult Education program said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, May 16, 2011, 11:43 AM

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Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on May 16, 2011 at 12:34 pm

This is the type of Education program that MVLA district sometimes seems to short IMO - (sorry Barry). It has almost zero effect on the Los Altos side of the district - but it has major direct effects on the future educational opportunities of the large SED (= poor and less educated) families from Mountain View. It will be interesting to learn how many MVLA Board members lifted a finger (or a pen to write or a hand to telephone) to get the newest Shoreline District money. [the public record will show I've been trying to get them personally involved with the MV council over several years]. But this is just another aspect of the need for MV citizens to fight to get FULL education taxes from Shoreline, not the temporary 1/3.


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Posted by Know-It-All
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 16, 2011 at 12:39 pm

For more info on Even Start Program, see [Web Link].


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Posted by Confused
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 16, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Who are the majority of customers for this program?


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Posted by Garrett
a resident of another community
on May 17, 2011 at 1:34 pm

It is a shame that Day Care and Preschool don't have a steady source of funds


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Posted by jupiterk
a resident of Gemello
on May 19, 2011 at 3:04 pm

I am completely fine with the consequences because I have no kids. And people with less means should not have kids and expect other taxpayers to pay for their results of carnal pleasures. California should not offer charity to anyone.


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Posted by really
a resident of Cuesta Park
on May 20, 2011 at 10:10 am

jupiterk, I'm completely fine with your having no kids!


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Posted by Suggestion
a resident of Blossom Valley
on May 24, 2011 at 7:47 pm

This is a suggestion to the MV Voice...

I think it would be great if your Town Square forums included a "like" or "agree" or "support" button associated w/ each post - so people could express agreement w/ others' posts and participate w/o having to create an entirely new post.

Just a thought. Thanks for your consideration.


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