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Help us fix the remaining inequity in school funding

Orange County

Are these the headlines we expected to see in the tenth year of an economic expansion?

Santa Ana Unified teacher layoffs hit some of the district’s best

Orange County Schools pinches program and position funds to balance budget

Increasing Orange County school districts’ LCFF target funding (less any excess local property tax revenue, typically so-called ‘basic-aids’) suggests that specific districts are experiencing approximately the levels of financial pain shown below (above and beyond the general pain described in West-Ed’s “Silent Recession”).  

Across the high-cost counties we’ve reviewed, this pain is generally reflected in multiple measures including less-experienced staff, higher staff turnover, less support staff, fewer enrichment programs (unless supported by external funding sources), perennial budget shortfalls, lower reserves, larger schools, larger class sizes, lower salary structures, antagonistic relationships between trustees, parents, unions, and staff.  It is often worse, however, in areas of socioeconomic disadvantage, since the fixed Federal free-or-reduced-price-lunch cut-off excludes many high-needs students from LCFF student-need supplementation who are experiencing housing-cost related poverty.

Reach out to us here to put together information for your community!

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Time to make an imPACT!

Please contact your state legislators.  Here is the state search tool to find them. Their details are below. Rally friends to make a bigger imPACT

  • Email is nice -- tell them how your school is hurting and how you want them to “support a regional cost supplement to the Local Control Funding Formula in the May Revise.”  (They’ll be impressed.)
  • A phone call is better -- ask their office if they are supporting a regional cost supplement for your school district -- share a personal story and tell them where they can find more information (here!) if they ask. 
  • Tweet to your representatives -- ask if they will stand up for your schools and your students and support a regional cost supplement! Tag #MakeAnImPACT and @EducateOurState
  • Fax your legislators' offices -- phone calls and faxes are always heard. Get your friends to all do it together for a bigger imPACT.

Now dig deeper!  Whom do you know in the Education Community?  An education researcher at Cal, Stanford, UC Irvine, UCSD or USC?  A school board member? Send them an email, too, and link to this site.  We need to influence the influencers!

Still willing to work to help your kids, grandkids, neighborhood kids AND the kids on the other side of the tracks in your county? Please, put this on Facebook and Twitter, talk at your school PTA meeting, address your school board. We are here to help -- just reach out to us here and let us know.

WRITE, EMAIL, TWEET and CALL

LING LING CHANG State Senate District 29  https://chang.cssrc.us/  Capitol Office, State Capitol, Room 4062, Sacramento, CA 95814-4900; (916) 651-4029; District Office 1800 E. Lambert Road, Suite 150, Brea, CA 92821; (714) 671-9474

Twitter: @L2ChangCA   

BOB ARCHULETA  State Senate District 32 https://sd32.senate.ca.gov/ Capitol Office State Capitol, Room 4066, Sacramento, CA 95814-4900; (916) 651-4032; District Office 12501 Imperial Highway, Suite 110, Norwalk, CA 90650; (562) 406-1001Twitter: @Bob4Senator  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BobArchuletaForSenate/

THOMAS UMBERG State Senate 34 https://sd34.senate.ca.gov/ Capitol Office State Capitol, Room 3076, Sacramento, CA 95814-4900; (916) 651-4034; District Office 10971 Garden Grove Blvd., Suite D, Garden Grove, CA 92843; (714) 741-1034
Twitter: @TomUmbergCA  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SenatorUmberg/

PAT BATES State Senate 36 https://bates.cssrc.us/ Capitol Office State Capitol, Room 3048, Sacramento, CA 95814-4900; (916) 651-4036; District Offices: 24031 El Toro Road, Suite 201A, Laguna Hills, CA 92653; (949) 598-5850; 169 Saxony Road, Suite 103, Encinitas, CA 92024; (760) 642-0809
Twitter: SenatorPatBates   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/senatorpatbates/

JOHN MOORLACH State Senate 37 https://moorlach.cssrc.us/ Capitol Office; State Capitol, Room 2048, Sacramento, CA 95814-4900; (916) 651-4037; District Office: 940 South Coast Drive, Suite 185, Costa Mesa, CA 92626; (714) 662-6050
Twitter: @SenMoorlach  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SenatorJohnMoorlach/

PHILLIP CHEN Assembly District 55 https://ad55.asmrc.org/  Capitol Office, Room 4177; P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0055; (916) 319-2055   District Office: 3 Pointe Drive, Suite 313, Brea, CA 92821; (714) 529-5502
Twitter: PhillipChenCA   Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/PhillipChenCA/

SHARON QUIRK_SILVA Assembly District 65 https://a65.asmdc.org/  Capitol Office, Room 6012, P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0065; (916) 319-2065; District Office 6855 La Palma Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90620; (714) 521-6505
Twitter: QuirkSilvaCA  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QuirkSilva65th/

STEVEN CHOI Assembly District 68 https://ad68.asmrc.org/ Capitol Office, Room 2016, P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0068; (916) 319-2068; District Office: 3240 El Camino Real, Suite 110, Irvine, CA 92602; (714) 665-6868
Twitter: @AsmStevenChoi68 Facebook: https://ad68.asmrc.org/

TOM DALY  Assembly District 69 https://a69.asmdc.org/ Capitol Office, Room 3120; P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0069; (916) 319-2069; District Office: 2400 East Katella Avenue, Suite 640, Anaheim, CA 92806; (714) 939-8469
No Twitter, Facebook:

TYLER DIEP Assembly District 72 https://ad72.asmrc.org/ Capitol Office, Room 5126, P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0072; (916) 319-2072; District Office: 17011 Beach Blvd, Suite 1120, Huntington Beach, CA 92647; (714) 843-4966
Twitter: @TylerDiep   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TylerDiepCA/

BILL BROUGH Assembly District 73 https://ad73.asmrc.org/ Capitol Office, Room 3141, P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0073; (916) 319-2073; District Office: 29122 Rancho Viejo Road, Suite 111, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675; (949) 347-7301
Twitter: Bill_Brough  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AssemblymanBillBrough/

 

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