When Lisa Lindsay’s twins were ready to begin school, she thought seriously about putting them into a private school because of the state of the public school system, she said. Ultimately, Lindsay decided to enroll her children at Longfellow Elementary School, and said she is glad she made the decision to put them in public school.
“I absolutely love the school and the district,” she said. “From the superintendent on down, I see that they are all so committed to making life better for kids.” Because she supports public schools, she said she felt she had to do something about the critical funding situation the states schools are in. In the Long Beach Unified District alone, nearly $200 million has been slashed from a $700 million budget in three years. Those cuts have resulted in lost teachers, programs and entire schools.