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Funding for Public Education

Dear Dublin Unified School District Families,

By some accounts, California’s economy is the fifth-largest in the world; larger than France, Brazil, Canada, the United Kingdom, and many others. With such a robust economy, one would think the state funds key sectors, like education, in an equally robust fashion. Unfortunately, that is not the case. California currently ranks 38th in per-pupil funding, missing the national average by over $2K per student, per year.  In fact, we spend $10K less per student, per year than New York State. 

This situation is unacceptable. 

In 2018, DUSD joined over 300 school districts in California that are working with the California School Boards Association to call on the Legislature to raise school funding to the national average by 2020 and to the average of the top 10 states by 2025. 

The Dublin Teachers Association, California School Employees Association, DUSD Board of Trustees, and the DUSD superintendent have also all been working in support of the East Bay Coalition for Public Education, a group of local educators, trustees, superintendents, district employees, parents, and community members fighting to secure full and fair funding for public education. 

With significant funding proposals being discussed in Sacramento now, it’s critical that all Californians reach out to their elected officials and demand change. You can find a list of your representatives and their contact information at www.acoe.org/calreps. Please join us in our fight to secure the public school funding levels our students, staff, and community deserve. 

To learn more visit:

Full & Fair Funding: www.FullandFairFunding.org
Alameda County Office of Education Funding Page: www.acoe.org/funding
East Bay Coalition for Public Education Flyer

California’s economic engine runs on the fuel provided by public education. Let’s remind our elected officials what’s at stake if there isn’t enough gas to go around! 

 

Sincerely,

Amy Miller, president, Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees
Robbie Krietz, president, Dublin Teachers Association
Keoki Yee, president, California School Employees Association
Dave Marken, superintendent, Dublin Unified School District