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  • Allison Johnson
    commented 2019-04-17 15:36:05 -0700
    Hi Mrs. Khaund,

    I am a parent of an 8th grader at Valley View Middle School. I am hearing very sad things about budget cuts at her school that have already started. Most of the clubs (for which I assume the teachers get a little stipend to run) have been shut down, and I just heard that 0 period Jazz Band is potnetially going away. Also, I heard that the beginning band music teacher at College Park won’t be back next year, due to budget cuts. This is disheartening on so many levels, but even more so, its confusing. The state is not in a crisis, there is a plan by Gov. Newsom and funding is set to increase. Incoming Gov. Gavin Newsom will have an advantage that Jerry Brown didn’t have in his first year in office nearly eight years ago: more, not less, money for K-12 schools and community colleges.

    “In its first look at the fiscal year starting July 1, 2019, the Legislative Analyst’s Office is forecasting a $2.4 billion funding increase under Proposition 98, the formula that determines the minimum amount of state revenue for K-14 education.”-

    So what has happened at MDUSD that explains why cuts are coming down. We have finally gotten several years of music education back, only to see the programs take another hit. And the extra clubs and programs offered at VVMS (and I’m sure other Middle schools) offer in irreplacable service to our venuerable pre-teens to help them find their place, their voice and their community of like minded students.

    Please help the parents of MDUSD understand why this is happening in a time of prosperity as well in the year where we are actually being promised more funding than ever before.
  • Tara Amsterdam
    commented 2019-04-04 14:18:06 -0700
    I am working on a school board campaign in Pa. I would like to find out what tool you used to accept donations and connect information from your donors at the same time. I would really appreciate it. Thank you
  • jay hoyer
    commented 2018-10-09 14:38:48 -0700
    Thank you for attending the Walnut Creek Chamber’s Civic Affairs meeting this morning. The group voted to recommend support of Measure J to the Chamber Board who will meet on October 18th. The Board will decide on whether to publicly endorse Measure J at that time.
  • Ken Miller
    commented 2018-06-07 08:05:31 -0700
    Good morning Cherise, this is Ken Miller with the Iron workers. I was told you are interested in taking a tour of out apprenticeship. Please contract me with your availability so we can get this done. Best regards

  • Cherise Khaund
    published this page 2017-06-18 13:38:24 -0700