November 7, 2012
On behalf of the hundreds of thousands of youth in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), I am tremendously grateful to the voters of California for making the difficult decision to support Proposition 30. It is apparent that the voters are aware of the devastating cuts school districts have taken the past 5 years. They have said enough is enough. These funds, from Proposition 30, will better equip us to provide a quality education to all LAUSD youth over the next several years and begin the road back to fiscal recovery. We look forward in the next several years to begin to restore some of the programs and valued employees, which were previously cut by the devastating fiscal situation in California.
At the same time, I speak for all employees of LAUSD when I say we will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that every student graduates college and career ready. And I also thank all employees and youth who worked so hard to support Proposition 30, and acknowledge the very tough times we have been through as one family, and now see a bridge forward to a more stable financial future that honors all your hard work.
Click here to read a letter to all LAUSD employees.
To read the news statement, click here.