Editorial: Tax would help Portola Valley schools
Original post made on May 1, 2013
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on May 1, 2013 at 5:03 pm
While I'm a firm believer in education and support our kids getting quality ones, I'm very disturbed that the education funding is so piecemeal -- a parcel tax here, a parcel tax there, some from the state, ERAF (Education Reimbursement Augmentation Fund), etc.
Welcome to California!
on May 2, 2013 at 12:17 pm
Perhaps if the 4 school districts in the general Menlo Park area would consider combining into a single school district, the need for "piece meal" bond and tax measures would not be required. The four districts currently have a total of 9 schools at the K-8 level. Why is there a need for four separate districts with four separate administrations and exceptionally high labor costs for these administrators? Do we really need 4 highly overpaid Superintendents of these districts? Take that money and put back into the schools and watch the impact.
WE DON'T NEED MORE MONEY, WE NEED TO MANAGE THE MONEY WE HAVE WISELY!!!
on May 2, 2013 at 12:39 pm
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"Why is there a need for four separate districts with four separate administrations and exceptionally high labor costs for these administrators?"
The only reason is so that those administrators have a job. Consolidated school district do a better job of education, which is their purpose, and at a lower per student cost.