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Schools prepare for deep cuts

Original post made on Feb 13, 2009

The school board was handed a possible script for the pending deep cuts, at its meeting Feb. 10, and few programs were left unscathed. Superintendent Steven Enoch had predicted that nothing would be the same, and indeed the list included the words "eliminate," "reduce," "modify" and "decrease." Teachers, counselors and librarians are imperiled.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, February 12, 2009, 10:18 PM

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Posted by Steven Minchen
a resident of Danville
on Feb 13, 2009 at 10:21 am

It is a shame to reduce our education standards due to a short term financial situation. This loss of education services hurt the community, property values and our future. I recommed we vote for the parcel tax of only $144 per home per year. This is a cheap investment for education. Danville and the surrounding areas benefit from strong home values because the education system is deemed strong. If we lose that then I am sure property values will decrease at some point. California spends less per child than most states, I believe Texas spends lower. This does not seem like the image we would want to project, being the 6th largest economy and home to world class universities and business.

I do not propose reducing our education needs for a short term problem. The cost is too great for the long run


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Posted by Steven Minchen
a resident of Danville
on Feb 13, 2009 at 10:21 am

It is a shame to reduce our education standards due to a short term financial situation. This loss of education services hurt the community, property values and our future. I recommed we vote for the parcel tax of only $144 per home per year. This is a cheap investment for education. Danville and the surrounding areas benefit from strong home values because the education system is deemed strong. If we lose that then I am sure property values will decrease at some point. California spends less per child than most states, I believe Texas spends lower. This does not seem like the image we would want to project, being the 6th largest economy and home to world class universities and business.

I do not propose reducing our education needs for a short term problem. The cost is too great for the long run


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Posted by Marie
a resident of Danville
on Feb 16, 2009 at 11:33 am

Why don't we see the cuts in Management and overhead reduced as sharply as those in the teaching areas. Let's get rid of more assistant principals, managers and staff in the school district office. DO we really need a full time PR person on staff? Cuts are going to have to be made, that is for sure. Let's try to keep them away from the classroom.


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