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Alamedans take action for schools

Alameda Students in SacramentoParents and teachers from Franklin and Paden Elementary delivered their own hand-crafted letters to Sacramento yesterday, meeting with aides from the offices of Lieutenant Governor John Garamendi and Senator Don Perata.

Ardella Dailey, AUSD‘s superintendent of schools, and school board members Mike McMahon and Janet Gibson also made the trip to Sacramento, participating in a day of advocacy in partnership with other area districts. “It’s not just about funding, it’s about improving education overall,” said PTA Council President Trish Spencer, who delivered more than 8,000 letters in support of public schools written by Alamedans. “It’s exciting to see that there are parents and legislators who want to work together throughout the state and help support education.”

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