Join Focus on Change in Education and Esolution

Saturday, April 18, 2009


On Tuesday night, the San Diego School Board took action to save our schools in the midst of a $147 million budget shortfall for next year.

We will not lay off teachers to balance the budget.

We will get our fair share of the federal stimulus dollars.
We will look at cuts with the least direct effect on children's education. This is a strong challenge to the status quo and means a thorough look at what is essential and non-essential.

Yes, education is under funded, but we are still going to get the most out of available dollars.

Three principles that the Board has agreed to:

1) Cuts must be as far away from the classroom and school site as possible. We have already given priority to funding school sites over central administration.

2) Our teachers and support staff form our most valuable resource and we depend upon them for the success of our schools.

3) Any employee sacrifices will be shared by all, from the top to the bottom of the organization.


Attend our Town Hall Forum on how to save our public schools. We will invite all San Diego area legislators to meet with us and hear our concerns. Come show your support for San Diego schools. This is for everyone in the community who believes our city needs a great school system.

Where: Kearny High School, 7651 Wellington Way, San Diego CA 92111 (Near Mesa College)
When: Thursday, April 30 at 7:00 p.m.

Contact Carol Hunter to join our contingent of progressive school supporters for this town hall at:

Thank you for your support,

John Lee Evans, Trustee
San Diego City Schools

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