Two propositions on the November ballot could help stabilize school funding for the short term and passage of one is essential to preventing drastic state budget cuts to California public schools and colleges. If they both fail, Piedmont schools stand to lose $1.1 million — $441 per student — by January 2013, and California public schools and colleges overall face a total loss of $6 billion this year.
California public schools already rank 47th in per-student funding and have the largest class sizes in the nation. In the last 4 years alone, the state’s schools have been hit with $20 billion in cuts. Our students deserve better.
Come hear featured speaker Damon Smith, Associate Superintendent, Alameda County Office of Education, who brings a wealth of experience in state-wide school finance. Superintendent Constance Hubbard will report on the specific effects on Piedmont Schools.
A question and answer period will follow the presentations, and information will be provided on how citizens can support funding for public schools. The program is sponsored by the Piedmont League of Women Voters and is free and open to the public.
Come visit our table and find out how you can engage voters this fall to say YES for Education.
325 Highland Ave
Piedmont, CA 94611
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