Friday, January 30, 2009

State of the Schools

A little message from Pomona Unified:

Dear Friends of PUSD,
As you know, California is in a severe financial crisis. What you may not know, is that K-12 education is being asked to bear more than its fair share in helping the state resolve the crisis. Our state is facing a $42 billion deficit over the coming 18 months (the rest of this budget year and the 2009-10 budget year).
So far, every proposal put forth by legislators and the Governor cuts K-12 education by at least 50% of the entire deficit, although K-12 funding represents just 40% of the state budget. Public education is being made to bear far more than its fair share of state budget cuts.
We know budget cuts are coming, but children and their schools should not be made to bear more than their fair share of the burden.
Please see the e-mail links at the end of this newsletter to the Legislature and the Governor, and help us explain this concern to them.
Meanwhile, we remain focused on Reaching, Teaching, and Learning, and wonderful things are still happening every day at PUSD, as you'll see in this edition of Friends of PUSD. We're changing and we're improving, and we couldn't do it without your support as a Friend of PUSD.
Thank you so much for your active participation in the education of our children.

Dr. Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana

Also in the email:
Lakers honor Kellogg Polytechnic Elementary teacher at halftime!
Diamond Ranch musicians "Rose" to the occasion.
Lunch Club mentors provide guidance for Pueblo students.
Village Academy video asks "Is Anybody Listening"
From Barfield to Kenya and back
Big Boy brings big gift to Marshall Middle School
Ganesha High rejoins National Honor Society
LACMA parks it at Alcott Elementary
PUSD administrators take pay cut to help district prepare for state budget cuts

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1 comment:

Pomona Joe said...

Thelma Melendez deserves a lot of credit and a lot of support. What she's done with Cortez school is an accomplishment on par with the Apollo program.