Friday, March 21, 2008

WHO do you write to object to education budget cuts?

Below is a list of who you can write to in order to voice your objections to the proposed state education cuts:

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-445-2841
Fax: 916-558-3160 ( new number )

First Lady Maria Shriver
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814

Assemblyman Mark DeSaulnier
815 Estudillo St.
Martinez, CA 94553
(925) 372-7990
State Capitol
Room 4162
Sacramento, CA 94249-0011
(916) 319-2011

Senator Tom Torlakson
2801 Concord Blvd.
Concord, CA 94519
(925) 602-6593
State Capitol
Room 5050
Sacramento, CA 94248-0001
(916) 651-4007

Also, write a letter to the editor of any local California paper. Here is the information for the Contra Costa Times:
Letters for the Contra Costa Times print edition must be 200 words or fewer and include your first and last name, address and daytime telephone number. All letters are subject to verification and editing. Email to Please do not include attachments.


Community Meetings

Parents! There are some upcoming community meetings for you. Here are some chances to ask your questions and to get answers. Please, lets start showing the board, the Superintendent and our kids that we are watching and that we're not happy with what we've seen so far. Here's what the MDUSD website reports. (see PDF schedule)

Community Meeting Schedule Parents are invited to set the agenda for a series of community meetings being held in each high school attendance area over the next several weeks. At each, parents will have the opportunity to engage members of the Board of Education and District Administration in small-group conversations about topics they have suggested beforehand. The meeting schedule is as follows. Each begins at 7 p.m.

Tuesday April 1 - Sequoia Middle (for schools in attendance area College Park)
Thursday April 3 - Foothill Middle (for schools in attendance area Northgate)
Thursday April 17 - Oak Grove Middle (for schools in attendance area Ygnacio Valley)
Tuesday April 29 - Pine Hollow Middle (for schools in attendance area Clayton Valley)
Tuesday May 6 - Mt. Diablo High (for schools in attendance area Mt. Diablo)