Carpinteria School Board Suggests Cutting Staff
By Louise Dozier
Dear edhat community,
Were you aware that the Carpinteria Unified School District has released their proposed budget for next school year. On page 23 (Budget Reductions) of this 100+ page document you can find that the School District is Suggesting that all Instructional Assistants (Not Special Education) should be cut from their Middle and High School, and that all 4 of their Library/Media Tech (Librarian) positions should be cut to 50%!!!
What has happened to NOT cutting educational staff that works with our children? The Carp School Board should find a way to cut staff that do not have direct, face-to-face, daily contact with students. These positions while not Teachers, are just one more adult touchstone that help students understand that they are cared for, that their thoughts are heard, and that their needs are important!
I really hope that the Carpinteria School Board reconsiders their hurtful cuts. Let's support Carpinteria's Students and keep Carp schools Safe by keeping the Physical Education Aides; Let's support Carpinteria's English Language Learners by keeping their schools accessible by keeping their ELD (English Language Development) Aides; and last but not least let's help ensure that kids in Carpinteria still have all day access to their libraries, keep promoting reading, life-long-learning, and having access to computers by keeping their Librarian/Media Techs!!!
Please let the Carpinteria School Board know how you feel about these developments!