"The level of community apathy, when it comes to education, is
at an all-time low."
— Karen Isaacs, Leroy Nichols first-grade teacher
"When you make those cuts, it has to be 'this' against the
classroom, but the classroom has to win."
— Susan Heberle, retired Tokay High School teacher and
husband of trustee Ron Heberle
"I'm not saying it's a good idea to cut sports ... but the
bottom line is we need to help students in the classroom."
— Denice Shigamatsu, Oakwood Elementary School
"Counselors are a direct link to our students' success. Our
students see a lot of crime. ...and our counselors help so they can
still focus on their academics. Without counselors at our school,
it's going to be so much harder to achieve academically."
— Dennis Silber, Clairmont Elementary second-grade
Posted: Friday, April 15, 2011 12:00 am
Eliminate district-funded transportation for sports. Review the
necessity of administrator positions at both the site and district
office level. Reduce vice principals and other support staff such
as counselors. Provide all-day kindergarten or charge families for
Those were among the cost-cutting ideas the public brought to
Thursday's town hall-style meeting.
Friday, April 15, 2011 12:00 am.
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