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Federal money may help offset state cuts for San Ramon Valley schools

Original post made on Sep 13, 2010

While the San Ramon Valley Unified School District is still braced for state budget cuts, there is a bit of good news: federal stimulus money may be on its way. District Spokesman Terry Koehne said schools have lost about $40 million over the last three years, with an additional $6.7 million in cuts expected this year.

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Posted by George
a resident of Alamo
on Sep 13, 2010 at 6:58 am

And when that money runs out...then what? What the school system needs is a structural audit... not more money being poured into the broken system.

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Posted by How much is enough?
a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 13, 2010 at 11:43 am

Well said, George from Alamo!

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Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Sep 13, 2010 at 11:55 am

I totally agree with George from Alamo...the in Alamo have it right...enough is enough. Audit the entire school system plus every other departments. And vote out all the dead wood incumbents.

Thanks for listening, Julia from Alamo

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Posted by sprtndad
a resident of Danville
on Sep 13, 2010 at 2:03 pm

George and the rest of you are right. I might enhance George's suggestion and require every school to report their income/expenses exactly like businesses governed by Sarbanes Oxley. Let's see it all and clearly. Add in their graduation numbers and all other measurements of success teaching our kids. It's time for our schools to be accountable to the people they work for.

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