INSERT LAUGH HERE: CRAZY REASON California School Faces Budget Cuts
According to KABC-TV Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood faces layoffs and increased class sizes due to budget cuts.
Before I explain why the school will receive a budget cut, know that I love seeing Leftist policies eat their own.
Just as Leftist policies backfired on Marin County, so they have on Walter Reed Middle School. Too much of the student body is white.
Apparently, the student body is too white.
The Los Angeles Unified School District provides increased funding for schools so long as that school’s ratio of white students remains less than 30 percent. Unfortunately for the school, they haven’t diversified enough.
According to a letter from the district to the parents, the school’s white population has been in violation of policy for over 2 years.
The antiquated rule has to do with a court ruling that prohibited segregation. Now the arcane rule just hinders normalization.
Punish a school for having too many black students did not government ever. Likely Democrats feel that an overwhelmingly black student body is punishment enough?
“A school qualifies for PHBAO status if 70 percent or more of its students who live within the school’s attendance boundary are identified as ‘Hispanic, Black, Asian, or non-Anglo,’” said Local District Northeast Superintendent Linda Del Cueto in a letter to parents. “Under a court-ordered integration program that has been in place since 1978, PHBAO schools qualify for smaller class sizes and additional positions. When a school no longer qualifies for PHBAO status, fewer positions are funded.”
The typical Leftist solution is not to evaluate the jacked up system that created the problem. Instead, they merely want to change the formula.
The article continues:
“In order to maintain continuity of instructional services to students and families within demographic and budgetary realities, the District researched alternative funding models and has identified Reed as a ‘per-pupil spending model’ school,” wrote Del Cueto. “Under this model, Reed will retain more teachers than originally anticipated and discussed at the March 15, 2017 community meeting.
“Thankfully we’re going to keep our librarian. We’re going to keep our nurse, but we may lose a few teachers, but not as many as we once thought,” said Sheila Edmiston, a parent of one of the students.