Too Many Districts, Not Enough Money - NBC Bay Area

Too Many Districts, Not Enough Money

Funding Our Kids First



    And now an NBC Bay Area Editorial...

    Nine Bay Area schools are headed toward fiscal collapse.

    I'm Suzanne Shaw (NBC Bay Area Editorial Director)

    Nearly half the school districts in California serve fewer than a thousand students. Santa Clara county alone has 31 separate school districts, each, with its own administration, and two districts have just one school each.

    Too Many Districts, Not Enough Money

    [BAY] Too Many Districts, Not Enough Money
    Nearly half of California school districts service fewer than a thousand students, is this the best use of our ever shrinking budget?
    (Published Thursday, July 15, 2010)

    It's time to consolidate management and merge school districts.

    There are many devoted people in school administration, maybe more than we can afford. They're not going to eliminate their own jobs. It's up to us to bring about school district consolidation and put our kids first!

    Check on your school district.

    Your Viewer Feedback

    [BAY] Your Viewer Feedback
    Over 40% of our education budget goes to overhead, how do keep more money in our classrooms? Suzanne Shaw highlights viewer feedback.
    (Published Wednesday, July 21, 2010)


    Click on the links below to learn more about financing California's public schools:

    School Finance Highlights 2009-10: The Impact of the Fiscal Crisis on California Public Schools

    School Finance 2009–10: Budget Cataclysm and its Aftermath

    Q&A: The Basics of California's School Finance System

    Understanding School District Budgets: A Guide for Local Leaders


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