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.

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