Monday, July 29, 2013

State Assemblymember Shirley Weber Hosts Public Forum to Discuss Additional School Funding (LCFF) and the Key Role of Parents

San Diego, CA: California State Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D. will convene a public forum consisting of educators, administrators, parents and other community members, Tuesday, July 30th, 2pm-4pm at the San Diego County Office of Education to discuss Additional School Funding- Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and the key role of parents.

The LCFF is an equitable, accountable and common-sense approach to update our archaic school funding system in California. It will increase funding for every school district across California while providing additional funding for school districts with high populations of low-income students, English learners, and foster-care students.  One of the most important elements of the proposal is the power shift from the State to ensure districts have the ability to address unique community dynamics and respond quickly to changing student needs. The LCFF will eliminate many of the hoops districts have had to jump through for years and give them the power to make decisions for their own students.

However, the promise and success of the LCFF rests in the ability of local stakeholders and leaders to be engaged and vocal about how this money will be spent. I am personally committed to work with parents, voters and community members to ensure that the school districts I represent (San Diego Unified, Chula Vista Elementary, National City, Lemon Grove, La Mesa-Spring Valley, Grossmont and Sweetwater) will distribute new funding equitably and according to the needs and priorities of each school in the district.

Panelists participating in the forum will include:
·         Assistant Superintendent Lora Duzyk, San Diego County Office of Education
·         Superintendent Brian Marshall, La-Mesa-Spring Valley School District
·         Superintendent Chris Orem, National School District
·         Communications Officer Anthony Millican, Chula Vista Elementary School District
·         Executive Director of District Relations Moises Aguirre, San Diego Unified School District.

Public Forum to Discuss Additional School Funding (LCFF) and the Key Role of Parents

Tuesday, July 30 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

San Diego County Office of Education, 6401 Linda Vista Road, Room 401-402
 ,San Diego, California  92111

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