Increased Education Funding Reveal Closed Schools were Truly WRONG-SIZED

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Fox 40 News Reports: Will Refocused Education Spending Reopen Closed Sacramento Schools?

Unfortunately, the answer to the question posed by Fox 40 News last night is "NO." Governor Brown's State of the State revealed that SCUSD had an opportunity to exercise patience and make more sound policy decisions. Instead, the former Superintendent and School Board Members ignored families and rushed to close seven neighborhood schools. As it turns out, the District's WRONG-SIZING plan drove even more students away from Sac City and as a result, the district will lose money they could have saved had the schools remained open.

As HIP Organizer Tong Thao articulates, "Moving forward, we want to make sure that the District is transparent and the funding doesn't get diluted." HIP more interested in proactive solutions such as reducing class sizes, closing the achievement gap, engaging limited-English proficient families and mitigating the terrible impact school closures of have had on displaced students.