Parents in Carmel and Pacific Grove are lining up to fight Gov. Grey Davis’ proposal to take money away from some of the best school districts in the state.
Their goal is to stop the Davis administration’s plans to raid the bank accounts of 59 of California’s wealthiest school districts — including those in Carmel and Pacific Grove — to help pay its $35 million state deficit.
Davis plans to take about $11 million from Carmel Unified, which amounts to 40 percent of the district’s budget. Pacific Grove Unified would lose about $2.5 million, or 16 percent.
Our local district is facing the same issue. Here’s a Google News search on the subject which pulls up stories from around the state. The Almanac, a local weekly, has a great analysis of the issues surrounding school finances.