Jack O’Connell, state superintendent of schools, brought up the Hayward Unified School District in his annual State of Education address yesterday. He used the district as an example of how bad things are, financially speaking. Specifically, O’Connell pointed out that the district is considering eliminating the class-size reduction program and cutting 170 positions.
A dubious honor to be singled out, but at least we know he’s paying attention to HUSD. But lest we think we’re special:
“I hear these kind of stories all over the state,” he said. “As painful as these mid-year cuts are, we can expect worse over the next two years.”
The Hayward school board will vote on cuts at its next meeting, Feb. 11.