It's time to bring equity to school funding!
With the current public school funding formula (the LCFF) California districts in high cost of living areas that are not funded solely by their property taxes receive the same amount of money per student as districts in low cost of living areas. In some districts it costs more to live than in other parts of California - therefore it also costs more to run a school. As a result we have seen, for example, the following:
- Teacher recruitment and retention is difficult
- Class sizes are large and continuing to grow
- Art, music, libraries and other "extras" are being eliminated due to budget cuts
- Cuts are being made to transitional kindergarten
- The achievement gap becomes larger
One solution to this inequitable funding situation is to revise the LCFF to include a supplement for school districts that serve students in high cost of living areas, without reducing funding for any other districts. [More information is here: https://www.educateourstate.org/impact]
Please sign below and support this effort!
Catherine belt-vahle donated 2014-08-26 11:28:38 -0700
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