Parents to MPUSD: Save our schools!
Monday, June 14, 2010
Several hundred parents confronted MPUSD Superintendent Marilyn Shepherd Monday, June 14, at a meeting at King Middle School, demanding the school rescind proposed cuts in the district's pre-school and child care programs.
Shepherd handed the parents a partial victory, assuring them that all kids currently enrolled could continue to attend classes, but no new children would be accepted at Seaside, Cabrillo, and Marina Del Mar Child Development Centers. Depending on the severity of state budget cuts, some classrooms will likely be closed, and some teachers and support staff laid off. MPUSD issued layoff notices to all child development employees last week in response to Governor Schwarzenegger's May budget revision, which included an 84 percent cut in child development programs statewide.
Read Thursday's Weekly for more reporting on this story.