Local School Districts Oppose Proposed Budget
All of the school districts in the Santa Clarita Valley oppose Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposed budget, according to a letter signed by the five superintendents.
“One year ago California’s students sacrificed $2 billion in ongoing cuts to help balance the state budget,” the letter states. “The governor’s 2005-2006 budget proposals ... takes even more money away from schools next year and in future years.”
A state finance director disagreed with the superintendents’ stance.
“I’m not sure how an increase of $2.9 billion can be considered a cut,” said H.D. Palmer, deputy director for the California State Department of Finance. “By any yardstick that you measure it, education has the largest increase in the budget.”
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