Friday, May 29, 2009
Schools Out For Summer... How Broke is California?
In a move to save money, Governor cancels Summer School. According to the LA Times "Los Angeles Unified School District officials announced today that all summer school classes are being canceled at elementary and middle schools, and only credit recovery courses will be offered at high schools. The reductions were prompted by the district's budget deficit, which calls for $131 million in new cuts by June 30 and up to $273 million next year after voters overwhelmingly rejected a package of state ballot measures earlier this month. Once the measures failed, state legislators were left grappling with a $21.3 billion deficit and are considering cutting $5.3 billion from public school districts and community colleges over the next 13 months." -- quote from Seema Mehta of the LA TImes.
Also Community Colleges are canceling courses as well so students trying to catch up or get ahead during the summer will be effected.
Unfortunately it is too late to recall the "acting" Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.