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Conflicting Options at Tomorrow’s Board Meeting

Hillel Aron | June 3, 2013

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Hold for Christina Hoag story for use Weekend Jan. 2-3, 2013.The Daily News‘ Barbara Jones casts the two resolutions scheduled to be introduced at tomorrow’s special budget-focused Board meeting as two “conflicting options” for how to spend future revenue from Proposition 30, the temporary tax hike passed by California voters in November.

One resolution, sponsored by Board members Steve Zimmer, Bennett Kayser and Dr. Richard Vladovic, would devote money to bringing LAUSD employment numbers back to pre-recession levels.

But Board member Tamar Galatzan would take a different approach.  “That every single school in the district has been hurt by the funding crisis and needs additional resources goes without saying. But tying staffing levels to an arbitrary calendar year might not be the best use of additional revenue… I haven’t had one principal come to me and say, ‘I want what I had back in 2007’.”

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