I’ve received a report from an Oakland mom who says the principal at her kid’s school has refused to let parents or teachers look at the budget. The mother said the budget in question was for the current year, not the one being developed for 2009-10.
Hmmm… Last I checked, public school budgets were a matter of public record.
What is the process at your school for accessing this information? Have others faced similar difficulties? Do any schools post budget details online?
UPDATE: I don’t have a school update, but Oakland school board member Jody London is holding a public town hall meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, at Santa Fe Elementary School to talk about Oakland Unified’s budget process, how state funding works, and how local schools are dealing with the budget cuts. Dinner and childcare are provided, according to the flier. For more information, contact London at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 459-0667.