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Galt elementary school district outreach positions cut

Staff concerned, as Galt elementary has the second highest percentage of homeless students in county

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Posted: Friday, July 22, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 8:01 am, Fri Jul 22, 2011.

Although the Galt Joint Union Elementary School District has the second-highest percentage of homeless students in Sacramento County, the staff that reaches out to these students in the hopes of getting them back in school has been reduced due to budget cuts.

"It saddens me whenever we have to cut any position that supports students and their families who are struggling," school board president John Gordon said. "Unfortunately, school districts are continually forced to do more with less. As a school district, we must use our limited resources effectively and find ways to ensure our homeless students don't slip through the cracks."

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3 comments:

  • Doug Chaney posted at 9:52 pm on Sun, Jul 24, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    Maybe you should just put me on ignore? Or maybe quit the booze and/or drugs?

     
  • Doug Chaney posted at 1:56 am on Sat, Jul 23, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    Darrell, it really makes me wonder why Galt has a district for both elementary and high school? With education funds becoming scarcer each year, and some speculate at least four more years of budget cuts, Why don't Galt residents demand that they merge into one district, or even use one set of administrators, instead of having two wasteful districts? What sense does it make, besides greed, to have two school districts in a little town as Galt? I think that the education funds that are wasted in this manner could be used to assemble one hopefully efficient district, instead of two broke, dysfunctional ones. But then, I suppose, those who acquired their administrative jobs through family and friend connections, nepotism and favors granted to the powers that be in Galt, would lose their cush positions and have to move back in with mommy and daddy?

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 9:49 am on Fri, Jul 22, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Article stated...Unfortunately, school districts are continually forced to do more with less. As a school district, we must use our limited resources effectively and find ways to ensure our homeless students don't slip through the cracks."

    So there was plenty of money to pay full salary and benefits will little reduction, but no money for outreach for the poor...hummmmmmmm

    Interesting but it seems odd considering the following...

    Wednesday, October 13, 2010 6:13 PM CDT
    Teachers from Galt High School, Estrellita High School and Liberty Ranch High School converged on the Galt Joint Union High School District office Thursday after classes to stage a demonstration, letting the district know they are concerned about the direction contract negotiations are going.

    Teachers and staff marched and chanted in front of the district office, then went inside and marched and chanted down the halls where district superintendent and staff were working in their offices.

    They held large signs with slogans like: “Don’t furlough our kids’ future,” “Make cuts fairly,” “Savings at what cost,” “Larger classes hurt students,” “No contract since 2007” and “Don’t hurt our children”.


    Then...

    Tuesday, May 10, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 6:17 am, Tue May 10, 2011.
    Teachers union agreement may buy Galt Joint Union Elementary School District timeBy Jennifer Bonnett
    News-Sentinel Staff WriterLodi News-Sentinel | 0 comments

    The Galt Joint Union Elementary School District is scheduled to vote tonight on a tentative labor agreement reached with its teachers union. Members approved the proposal Thursday

    The tentative agreement includes an additional three furlough days (for a total of seven furlough days next school year) and daily middle school teacher preparation time moved outside the student-contact day.
    Previous agreements put into place a teacher salary freeze and suspension of $300-per-teacher lottery funding for supplementary educational resources. “I am grateful for our union’s efforts to help us move forward for students and employees

     
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