District Budget Meeting

February 7, 2008 – 6:30 p.m.

Dear Madera Parents,
The superintendent is having a budget meeting for all schools that will feed into El Cerrito High School. Madera is one of those schools. We’re facing a set of financial conditions that none of us has ever seen before. Health benefits cost are skyrocketing, declining enrollment, the parcel tax expiring in 2009 and the Governor’s budget projections that would take another $14 million away. We can’t wait to see what is gong to happen in the legislature. We need to act now to involve our key parents, teachers and support staff in first understanding the problem and then helping put together a plan of action. Now is the time to get as much information as you can and add your opinions.

If you can attend this meeting will you let me know? I need to turn names in 48 hours beforehand.

Meeting date: Thursday, February 7, 2008
Place: Harding Auditorium
7230 Fairmount Ave / El Cerrito , Ca.

Time: 6:30-7:30

Thanks for your support in advance.

D. Holland / Principal