February 27, 2008 > Budget cuts
Submitted By Rick LaPlante
Carrying the New Haven community's concerns about the governor's proposal to decimate the state education budget, Superintendent Dr. Pat Jaurequi and New Haven Teachers Association President Charmaine Kawaguchi will meet this week with State Senator Ellen Corbett. Jaurequi and Kawaguchi plan to seek the senator's help in opposing Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's call for funding reductions that would mean $7 million less revenue for the District next year. Though the governor signed legislation over the weekend that keeps the District from having to make at least $377,542 in reductions this year, he still proposes cuts that would be devastating in New Haven and throughout the state in 2008-09.
Also, Assemblyman Alberto Torrico will hold a town hall meeting about the budget Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 6 - 7:30 p.m., at the Fremont Main Library. Torrico who, like Corbett, represents Union City and South Hayward in Sacramento and Executive Director Jean Ross of the California Budget Project will talk about what the governor's proposal means to education, as well as to health care and the state's future, and they will propose alternative solutions to the problem. Seating is limited, and those interested should reserve a seat by calling (510) 440-9030.
Budget Cut Town Hall Meeting
Wednesday, Feb 27
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Fremont Main Library
2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont