WCCUSD Budget Update and School Board Meeting 11/16

WCCUSD School Board Meeting
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
6:30pm | De Jean Middle School

Hello Madera community,

I wanted to share an article that was in the El Cerrito Patch today; “Great News on West County Schools Debt, Superintendent Says” In the article Dr Harter says, “Paying off these three debts from the early 1990’s means that the 2012-13 budget will have about $3.8 million more for programs and services for students.”

Some of you are also aware of the online petition about prioritizing continued funding for class size reduction for the district. The authors of the petition state, “Our school board has a chance to keep class sizes low in their upcoming budget. We’re calling on them to stand up for students and education and keep class sizes low!” The organizers of the petition will be delivering the signatures at the school board meeting this Wednesday the 16th at DeJean Middle School.

Last month, the School Board hired a consultant who did a survey to find out if a parcel tax campaign would be successful next year. At the Board Meeting this week, there will be a presentation of the results and the school board will discuss what to do about it. So, they’ll be deciding: whether to put a ballot measure up, when to start a campaign, how much to ask for, what to earmark the money for, etc. If you have an opinion regarding class sizes or where you think they should be focussing their spending either come to the school board meeting Wednesday and request to be a speaker during the public comment portion, or write an email to the school board.

If you would like to sign the petition you can do so online.


All the best,


One comment

  1. If you go to a School Board meeting, you can sign up at the door to address the board and tell them what you want them to prioritize. You have to get there at 6:30 to sign up to speak. If you are not able to attend, you can call/email the School Board and superintendant and tell them what they should prioritize. thanks!

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