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West Contra Costa district to hold community budget meetings

By Theresa Harrington
Saturday, January 14th, 2012 at 4:01 pm in Education, West Contra Costa school district.

Like many school districts throughout the state, the West Contra district wants to prepare for possible budget cuts that may be necessary if voters don’t approve the governor’s proposed tax measure.

To involve the entire community in budget discussions, the district has set up several meetings, according to the following news release, which I received Friday:

“West Contra Costa Unified School District
COMMUNITY BUDGET MEETING SCHEDULE
6:30PM – 8:00PM

The January Governor’s Budget proposal includes the potential for “mid-year trigger” budget cuts to our schools during 2012-13 if a tax initiative is not successful in November of 2012. Schools in our community are another year of uncertainty and reductions to services for our students and schools.

Parents, community members and local business leaders are invited to learn about what the Governor’s Budget proposal means to our schools and what we can do about it.

Wednesday, January 25 2012
Hercules High School
1900 Refugio Valley Road, Hercules

Thursday, January 26, 2012
Murphy Elementary
4350 Valley View Road, Richmond

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Helms Middle School
2500 Road 20, San Pablo

Thursday, February 2, 2012
King Elementary School
4022 Florida Avenue, Richmond

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Harding Elementary School
7230 Fairmont Avenue, El Cerrito

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Pinole Middle School
1575 Mann Drive, Pinole”

Do you think the Mt. Diablo district should hold similar community meetings to discuss possible budget cuts?

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