Thursday, October 30, 2008

MDUSD Budget Reduction Meetings **IMPORTANT**

IMPORANT NOTICE. This was just received tonight from the Superintendent's office, you can also access information about the reductions online by CLICKING HERE.

This is IMPORTANT, these meetings are taking place NEXT WEEK, November 5th and 6th at various locations around the district.

Please come and help shape what will be on the chopping block in this next round of substantial budget cuts. 6.6 million needs to be cut and YOU DO HAVE A VOICE. This is your time to make your opinions known. There is also Parent Advisory Council coming up next Weds evening (7pm) November 5th at the Dent Center, all are welcome at those meetings.

For further clarity of the flyer, the meetings for parents, community and teachers thru-out our district are as follows:

Wednesday, November 5th, 3:30pm
Foothill Middle School Multi-Use Room w/ Asst. Supt. Rose Lock
Mt. Diablo High Library w/ Supt. Gary McHenry
Ygnacio Valley High Library w/ Asst. Supt. Gail Iserman

Thursday, November 6th, 3:30pm
Clayton Valley High Library w/ General Counsel Greg Rolen
College Park Library w/ Supt. Gary McHenry
Concord High Library w/ Assoc. Supt. Alan Young
Riverview Middle Tech Lab w/ Director Margot Tobias

I have this as a PDF if anyone wants a copy, please email:


  1. Why would you have meetings at 3:30 when most employees and parents are at work? Are there not better times when more people could come.

  2. I've been told these are the initial meetings for employees, teachers, parent leaders and others who can attend. There will be public hearings at board meetings as well as open community forum meetings to come. Sue Berg says: " As part of the communication strategy, the Board of Education will hold public hearings on the subject at each regular meeting and will have community meetings throughout the district as well. "

  3. They have the meetings at 3:30 for just that reason. Most of us are at work and can not make it. I am guessing this is just a FEEL GOOD ploy to make us think they let the community know. It is the same old bull that has been going on in this district for 30 or so years.
    The State Budget just makes it harder for them to hide all the wasteful spending that has been going on. I may be way off base here but I think not. We can only hope that the new board will be able to help.

  4. Hi Anon, actually I don't think so. I was at the last PAC and listened to the board meeting/budget study session today. They have community meetings planned in the evenings, and public hearings planned AT the board meetings. I think these meetings were put together for employees and "parent leaders" meaning whoever could come for this very early part of the process. Much has changed even in the last few days so there will be ample opportunity to be involved.