Cuts and more cuts threaten school budgets Schools & Kids, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on Jan 16, 2012 at 11:43 am
The governor's recently published budget proposal is further complicating the already difficult task of planning for next school year, according to the head of the local elementary and middle school district.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, January 16, 2012, 10:45 AM
Posted by Old Ben, a resident of the Shoreline West neighborhood, on Jan 16, 2012 at 11:43 am
Hey, they might not be able to read or write, and they CERTAINLY won't have a clue as to what "critical thinking" is, but they'll be able to buy groceries downtown with their food stamps, and Hanger One will shine on, and billions of dollars will go into a high-speed rail system that they'll never use.
It's a good thing that DoD and CIA seeded so much venture capital into this Valley, because long-term thinking just isn't in the Silicon Valley skill set AT ALL.
Posted by Sabrina, a resident of the The Crossings neighborhood, on Jan 16, 2012 at 5:02 pm
/ Brown is doing what he has to do to "ensure we don't have further cuts to education." /
I don't understand that. Cutting school funding now to avoid cuts later...? Does anyone know the economics behind that?
If we taxed the wealthiest Californians (who are most able to pay) I am certain that there would be enough money to fund public education (which is a long-term investment for everyone who lives in our state). Shame that our governor lacks the backbone to stand up to the corporate interests of the most elite class of Californians.
Posted by JW, a resident of the Monta Loma neighborhood, on Jan 16, 2012 at 6:33 pm
Remember when they just spent millions of dollars to "pretty" the intersection of Stanford Ave and El Camino. Yeah, me too. It doesn't look or act much different. Where in the world are our priorities?'
Posted by Earl Richards, a resident of another community, on Jan 17, 2012 at 12:32 am
Brown is blackmailing Californians. Why does Brown always pick-on the most vulnerable and the public services? He should close commercial and corporate tax loopholes, introduce an oil extraction tax, an oil corporation, windfall-profits tax and trim the service-debt interest paid to Wall Street. These taxes have to be rolled-back. These budget cuts will prolong the recession.
Posted by mv dad, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Jan 17, 2012 at 6:36 pm
And remind us why in the world did MVWSD turn DOWN federal funding for Title I program last year in a district with a high % of low-income students and several schools that are more than half low-income kids? Are there plans to take the federal funding next school year? What is the amount that the district does not have this year from Title I funds?
Posted by Steven Nelson, a resident of the Cuesta Park neighborhood, on Jan 19, 2012 at 4:58 pm
Thanks "Insider". I confess - I actually spoke before the Superintendent's performance review (closed - but public can comment before) to say that he had been doing a reasonable job and better at communication, so they should keep him and give him a COL (inflation) raise. I guess they thought I meant a "10% raise". I guess their understanding of current inflation and tight finances is different than mine.
- Goldman's contract is a public document and you can request to have it sent to you, if you enjoy reading that stuff (I do and they did last year).
It seems there is NO WAY they want to get the federal funds and strings that go with it. There are several schools in the category that would require MVWSD to provide transportation, private tutoring program $ and so on. I wish it were an easier decision.