As a parent in the Carpinteria Unified School District, I am appalled to learn that there are several student-facing positions that are on the 2019-20 budget cutting block. The school board’s “purpose” statement says it will provide education and services, yet all of the cuts have to do with student-facing services and educators.

I think there are several positions at the top, that could be eliminated and save the district money. Why do we need an assistant to the superintendent, an administrative assistant, a human resources clerk, and so on? They are not student-facing and do not contribute to the education of our children.

I urge parents of children here at CUSD to see what is being proposed. I also urge them to talk to students and teachers, come and see how valuable these services are here. At the high school, a history teaching position is being cut, our librarian is being cut and our transportation bus drivers are being threatened.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.