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January 9, 2003

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Daryl Savage at (650) 688-6384


PALO ALTO – Responding to expressions of concern from parents, educators, and local school supporters, Assemblyman Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) has scheduled an informal community meeting this Saturday to discuss the Governor’s proposed budget cutbacks for education.

“I want to hear what the folks in my district are saying. I want to know what kind of impact this will have on their kids, how they’re going to cope with less, and what kind of support is out there for additional funding” Simitian said.

As Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance, the mid-year budget cuts go right to the core of Simitian’s work in the Assembly. “We’re about to take a big hit. We’re trying to minimize the damage as best we can,” he said.

The budget deficit, an unprecedented $34.8 billion, will translate into painful cuts for school programs, school staff and even textbooks.

Dozens of Peninsula and South Bay school officials and supporters are expected to attend the meeting. The public is invited.

Saturday, January 11, 2003
10 A.M. – 12 P.M.
Palo Alto Unified District Board Room
25 Churchill Rd.
Palo Alto, CA


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