Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Measure D has been defeated

Sad but true. The school board has to turn in a balanced budget soon. How much more will they need to cut? Will any of the previous cuts be restored? What more is left to cut? I guess we'll find out.

59% Yes is a strong message, but not good enough in this election requiring two-thirds.

So, now what.....?



  1. Yeah we won!!!!


    Good Bye!

    Way to go NO ON D campaign. I would like to thank all of you for helping our cause.

  2. Sorry about the defeat. I know the district really needs the $. My children go to a private school in the area where every family earns $250 a year in revenue by purchasing Scrip. It just takes a bit of planning on behalf of the parents with no extra money pout of anyone's pockets (except the corporate donors). I think most public schools participate but for some reason it doesn't look like it's ever really taken off. This may be the time to focus more attention on fundraising efforts such as this one.

  3. Disgusted and DisappointedMay 20, 2009 at 1:03 PM

    Anon 12:33

    You have got to be kidding. I know you mean well but you haven't got a clue if this is your best suggestion. Public schools have been selling scrip for a long time and quite successfully. We are talking about millions of dollars. We are talking about 35,000 kids. We are talking about the loss of sports, librarians, teachers, class size reduction, etc...
    Forgive me if I find your scrip comment a bit insulting.

  4. I just did the math...35,000 kids @ $250 per in scrip = $8,750,000. So, even if it's $250 per family and not per kid, it really adds up when you're talking about such a large number of students. EVERY revenue-generating idea has to be taken seriously at this point. We can't rely on the state to make education a priority, so we have to rely on ourselves.

  5. Disgusted and DisappointedMay 20, 2009 at 4:26 PM

    Anon 4:00

    I apologize, I am cranky after last night's results. I think your idea is actually good, the only problem we have, and it was evident last night, is not all parents will participate. Not even half. As a public school it can't be required, but every bit helps.