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14A Wednesday, June 16, 2010 Feather River Bulletin State Superintendent of tricts that responded to this Public Instruction Jack survey made cuts to building O'Connell released June 10 and school grounds mainte- the results of a survey of nance, 58 percent cut funding local educational agencies to for instructional materials, find out how state budget and 58 percent reduced fund- cuts to public education are ing for district administra- affecting them. O'Connell tion. Forty percent ofrespon- held a news conference in the dents have reduced the num- Natomas Unified School Dis- ber of teachers; reduced or trict in Sacramento County eliminated summer school; where all eight elementary increased class sizes; and cut school libraries were shut art and music classes, closed down to close a budget gap.. libraries, eliminated school "The survey results make nurse positions and canceled clear that school administra- sports programs. tors are making heartrending "These deep cuts to our decisions to balance their schools were made even dwindling budgets while though the American Recov- trying valiantly to keep ery and Reinvestment Act students' best interests provided critical funds to save in mind," said O'Connell. education jobs last year. "Sixty-five percent of dis- These funds are now running "Our public education system is in crisis," Jack O'Connell State Superintendent of Public Instruction out, and our state budget pic- show the courage and leader- ture continues to look bleak, ship needed to find a budget In the governor's May Revise, solution that puts students he proposes another $1,5 first and protects our schools billion in general-purpose from further cuts." funding cuts that will exacer- The California Department bate the current annihilation of Education launched the of services to students, survey in April to ask admin- "Our public education istrators in county offices of system is in crisis. These education, school districts cuts hurt students and hurt and charter schools how they California's future economic have balanced their budgets viability. I call on the gover- in light of state budget cuts nor and the Legislature to to public education, At the close of the survey in May, 387 LEAs responded. They represent 1.7 million stu- dents, or 26 percent of the statewide enrollment. The cuts at Natomas Unified School District are similar to cuts made by LEAs through- out the state. "We made the decision to close our eight elementary school!ibraries with a heavy heart, but our budget situa- tion is so dire that we had no choice," said Natomas Unified School District Superintendent General Davie, Jr. "We've also cut all of our health aides, eliminated busing, shortened our school year by five days, increased K-3 class sizes to 30-1, and issued layoff notices to about 30 percent of our teachers, classified staff and administration." Administrators were asked questions on what type of educational organization they are; which programs were cut or eliminated in the last two school years, 2008-09 and 2009-10; enrollment data as of October 2009; and what other actions were taken in the last two school years such as staff reductions, school closures, or reduced school year as result of funding cuts. For more information onthe state budget crisis impact on education, visit the California Department of Education's Budget Crisis Report Card web page at Our roots are deep in Plumas County Quality & Experience Since 1946 Where we love nor plants enough to raise them here -. Full Service Florist -. Don't forget, we deliver - 41796 Hwy. 70, Quincy Near Feother River (~o,lege ~~~ ~ 283-2010 UINCY STUDENTS THE MONTH We salute you for being chosen students of the month by your principal and teachers for your outstanding achievements in academics, athletics and~or community activities. 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