Santee parents and teachers at Tuesday’s school board meeting press district officials to put tax dollars where they belong: into the classroom.
(SANTEE, Calif.) – Dozens of Santee parents and teachers converged on the local school board meeting Tuesday to blast officials for maintaining a bloated 24% budget reserve with money taxpayers intended to be used to help students excel.
“High quality education begins with a highly qualified teacher in every classroom,” says Santee Teachers Association (STA) Negotiations Chair Chris Stanley. “Our students are losing access to some of our best teachers, who are fleeing Santee because funds aren’t going to the classroom and teacher salaries and benefits are among the worst in San Diego County.”
Parents and teachers arrived early and filled the board room beyond capacity. More supporters gathered outside the building as parents and teachers inside blasted board members for allowing their schools to lose so many experienced educators.
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