I heard the KUSD is in a budget crunch and the only way out is to freeze spending, eliminate 70 teaching positions (we're building new schools, if we eliminate teachers, who will teach in them?), make bigger class sizes (try working in a kindergarten with more than 18 students and truly teach the children what they are supposed to know for first grade, and, it's not just kindergarten [it's every grade level]), and to cancel a huge textbook order (some of the textbooks are around 30 years old.)
I know for a fact not every student at the high school level has their own books so they can do their homework at night. The students have to find time during school for homework. What's the purpose of homework if it can't be done at home?
Nowhere did I hear of possible administration cuts. Someone needs to look at the top level and make cuts there. The administration has always been top-heavy. Maybe cutting a few positions or salaries within the top could finance the textbooks. The teachers should not be cut, and the students need the textbooks.
The school board and the administration need to find other way to make cuts.
Peggy Esquibel, Golden Valley