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Schools brace for cuts in wake of ballot defeats

Original post made on May 20, 2009

After watching five of the state's six budget measures go down in flames Tuesday, local school administrators had one overarching response: Our schools and community colleges have a rough road ahead.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 2:00 PM

Comments (19)

Posted by Ned, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 20, 2009 at 9:02 pm

The solution seems simple then: cut district administrative and staff positions by half given all the extra programs that will be cut. Leave the teaching staffs alone.


Posted by Old Ben, a resident of Shoreline West
on May 21, 2009 at 5:34 am

Cut the ridiculous $6,700,000 fire station right now.



Posted by angry, a resident of North Whisman
on May 21, 2009 at 7:12 am

Arnold should take a cut in his pay


Posted by Margaret, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 21, 2009 at 2:19 pm

1) Total Recall of Arnold and entire legislature
2) Eliminate term limits
3) Call for election
4) Raise taxes to pay for schools NOW


Posted by Peter, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 21, 2009 at 3:24 pm

Re: angry "Arnold should take a cut in his pay"

FYI: Arnold opted not to receive any compensation for being Governor....


Posted by Smart Growther, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 21, 2009 at 6:16 pm

1. Lets cut and see what happens.
2. Keep term limits.
3. Lower taxes and see if business's will return from other states


Posted by Michael, a resident of Castro City
on May 21, 2009 at 7:22 pm

Damm looks like were all going to hell. If you received a stimulus check from Obama, use it to buy guns and ammo. No joke. Always be prepared for the worst. Many educated liberals think this worlds problems are always going to be solved through reason. Yet that only works for those that have been in doctrinated in to believe this world is a perfect world. Reality check will come when a majority of uneducated Americans and non-native populations rise and take control of these streets through force. They are the ones that suffer all the burdens of a perfect society.


Posted by Rod, a resident of another community
on May 21, 2009 at 9:18 pm

HEY PETER...

Where did you get your information from?

If Arnold opted for no compensation then how does he pay for his food and bills? Is he gonna live off of his wife? Come on.


Posted by taxpayer, a resident of another community
on May 21, 2009 at 9:31 pm

the story is about the MVWSD, not Arnold, can we stay on topic here?

the board voted to spend $15K to hire a political consultant to do public opinion research to help the board decide whether to put a bond measure (somewhere between $17-191 million for facility renovation) on the November ballot.

the board put no information about said bond proposal on the district website, saying that sometimes when you give people information it could influence their opinion before you ask them what they think

during the discussion, 3 board members spoke and 2 board members were silent, then they voted 5-0 in favor of the $15K consultant study

the Tuesday election results might have been discussed earlier in the evening but were not mentioned during this agenda item discussion about a bond measure.

should the district be spending $15K on a political consultant after proposing to cut $60K for science camp and $30K for grades 6-8 class size reduction?

should the 10-year master plan for facilities be a priority item for the school district at this time?

why do so few parents/voters/residents/taxpayers go to the board meetings where these decisions are made?

I want to hear a variety of well-thought out opinions, not complaints about immigration and Arnold. I really want to hear what others think about this.


Posted by Reader, a resident of Sylvan Park
on May 21, 2009 at 9:51 pm

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Posted by concerned, a resident of Castro City
on May 21, 2009 at 9:53 pm

I agree with reader. Let people post what they want. Who the hell are you


Posted by taxpayer, a resident of another community
on May 21, 2009 at 10:06 pm

Reader -

honest question, are you saying I'm an idiot because I suggested people stick to the topic or because of something about the bond proposal? not sure how you meant that.


Posted by pta mom, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 21, 2009 at 10:37 pm

Ok mvwsd just keep giving the pact program all the money. right


Posted by Peter, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 22, 2009 at 7:14 am

Re: Rod- another uninformed resident
"If Arnold opted for no compensation then how does he pay for his food and bills? Is he gonna live off of his wife? Come on"

I don't know if you herd but Arnold is a multi-millionaire, gezzzzz, wake up an smell the coffee. Arnold could earn $206,500+ for his stint in office, but he gives it back to the state. Google it you ignoramus....

Web Link


Posted by Ned, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 22, 2009 at 8:06 am

This is the same board and district that plumped up the out-going supe's and asst. supe's retirement packages the last few months before they retired adding a 15-20 percent annual burden to the state for the rest of their lives. Does any one have any historical memory? Retiring teachers were never given this option. The DA investigated. No laws broken... technically all legal... just like the mess behind the TARP. But was it the right thing to do? Was it ethical? Look at the mess we are in now. As long as its legal (or rather not illegal) anything goes.


Posted by MR. RODNEY, a resident of another community
on May 22, 2009 at 8:51 am

PETER HOW DO YOU SPELL HERD?? I spell it "heard" which I learned in elementary school. Go back to school and get off my ass. I will post what I want. Sounds like you are butt hurt over my post, get over it. Arnold doesn't know how to budget, do you get it? He gives back only because he is guilty of not doing his job efficiently like he promised.


Posted by Peter, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 22, 2009 at 9:37 am

R: Mr Rodney: "PETER HOW DO YOU SPELL HERD??"
You are absolutely correct. I misspelled. I apologize, how can I ever live with myself.
Nothing like a red-herring argument as a sign of insecurity-good job, keep up the nice work ;)

Have a nice day Rodney....


Posted by sc, a resident of North Whisman
on May 22, 2009 at 1:09 pm

sc is a registered user.

PETER:
I may not agree with the governor, but let's give credit where it is due, Rod is correct,governor Arnold Schwarzenegger does NOT take his salary.

See:
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Posted by sc, a resident of North Whisman
on May 22, 2009 at 1:13 pm

sc is a registered user.

rather ROD, Peter is correct, sorry.


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