Reader input: Why are schools laying people off when Proposition 30 passed?

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This email is in response to Eyaragon Eidam’s article in the April 17 Folsom Telegraph with the headline, “School district OKs cuts.”

Mr. Ed Short, the Folsom Cordova Unified School District Board of Education President, said that the loss of funding and other financial variables were the driving forces behind the need to make such cuts. These cuts being the elimination of many school programs.

I would like to ask Ed Short how he can say that when Proposition 30 - Sales and Income Tax Increase passed last November (supported by Jerry Brown, California Teachers Association, California School Employees Association, American Federation of Teachers, and the California Federation Teachers Association) guaranteed that the passing of this proposition would provide billions to fund our schools starting this year. They promised that this proposition would create smaller class sizes, up-to-date textbooks, and the rehiring of teachers. They claimed that 89 percent of these tax revenues would go to K-12 schools.

Ed Short’s comments do not match with what was promised by our politicians.

Michael Fallon, Folsom