Friday, March 27, 2009

Meeting with Richard Barrera Board Vice President San Diego Unified School District

Wednesday, April 1
at 6:30 in the Auditorium

Richard Barrera, Board Vice President has graciously agreed to come an meet face-to-face with Birney parents, to hear their concerns about all the recent school district budget cuts. He will talk to us about how this will impact our school and our children.
  • Is the cutting of Magnet School busing your issue?
  • Are you upset about the possibility of loosing or having to share our principal?
  • Do you think we should have larger class sizes?
  • Should teachers be loosing their jobs or adjusting their benefits?
  • Are the Arts, P.E. and other creative and character building programs important to you and your child?
These are just a few of the things on the chopping block in this next round of cuts. When is enough, enough, when it comes to what our children are supposed to sacrifice? I know, I for one, am tired of education and special service programs always being the first option when it comes to state-wide budget cuts. Are our children less important? I think they are our most precious resource, they are the future and they needed to be treated as such.

If you want to have Richard address these issues, please come prepared to ask the hard questions. And even if you are afraid to stand up and ask the questions, just being there will illustrate to him that we as Birney parents CARE about these issues.

Read the post below to see what is going on, what is being cut and what may still be cut. Also check out the district website to read about the latest round of budget cuts. Then take this is our opportunity to tell him directly what you feel.

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