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Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009 | As the school year moves along it is interesting that now the school board is holding “town hall” meetings on the issue of the budget. The district has already put a budget freeze on the low hanging fruit (travel, professional development, some goods and services, etc … ). I find it a little backwards to have a town hall meeting after you have already put the brakes on some district activities just to hear “the public”. Can the elected officials get ahead of this issue or will they just kick the can down the road?

Without a leader and with only those who have their own political agenda … what is the district going to do? I believe the ship is sinking and nobody wants to rearrange the deck chairs on the Titanic. If the district gets no help for the state or the feds (has the district applied for the race to the top funds?), SDUSD will be taking water real fast with no end in sight. I hope some folks at the “town Hall” meeting will provide the board with lifesavers …

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