TONIGHT: Board mulls huge cuts to Adult School
Original post made on Apr 27, 2009
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on Apr 27, 2009 at 12:38 pm
Could the Voice please provide more information about why these cuts are being made to Adult Education? I am guessing other departments or programs are being cut also? Is there something in the funding formula that specifies cuts to Adult Ed? Seems like cuts to Adult Ed is all I've heard about, just wondering about the rest of the district?
I have no reason to question the integrity of the MVLA district but am wondering what if any cuts are being made at the district office? I am guessing expenses like conferences, subscriptions, professional assn memberships, etc went out the window long ago? There's a phrase about making cuts "as far from the classroom as possible" and it would be reassuring to me as a MV resident, taxpayer, and district parent to know that those cuts (whatever they are!) have already been made.
I rather like MV City Manager Kevin Duggan's leading by example in saying he would forego his annual cost-of-living pay increase.
on Apr 27, 2009 at 2:07 pm
Casey Weiss is a registered user.
That's a good question. Although the Adult School is part of the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District, it receives money from a different source. The high schools are funded mostly through local property taxes, while the state provides funding for the Adult School.
The $1.3 million cuts were made specifically to adult education, and the district also has reductions around $700,000.
on Apr 27, 2009 at 2:19 pm
High Speed Trains, and Low Speed Schools. Politicians at work, with their priorities straight.