Natomas Unified School District And The Proposed State Budget Cuts To Education

Sources tell THE BUZZ there will definitely be a parent meeting about budget cuts scheduled after the Natomas Unified School District’s board of trustees meet Feb. 13.

Parents interested in voicing their concerns should think about attending the meeting as well as any parent meetings that follow.

Superintendent Steve Farrar has been visiting school sites throughout the district to talk to teachers and staff about the deficit which would result should Gov. Schwarzenegger’s proposed cuts to education funding be passed.

Farrar has said he would try hard not to pink slip anyone in the district and that he wants to keep kindergarten through 3rd grades at a ratio of 20 to 1. District trustees, however, would make the ultimate decision based on available funding.

If state legislators suspend Proposition 98, California schools will end up being No. 50 in the country in education spending — right now, we are No. 46.

To read Farrar’s letter to the community about the proposed budget cuts, click here. He also includes information on how to contact state lawmakers and voice your opinion.

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