OUSD Committed To Ojai's Children

Commentary by Hank Bangser

Ojai Valley News editor Misty Volaski and I met recently to discuss the critical financial issues facing the Ojai Unified School District. In that discussion, I stressed that the 2012-2013 school year will represent the fourth consecutive year in which the board of education will be forced to reduce our district staff, increase class sizes, and continue to provide lower compensation for our staff members than in the 2008-2009 school year. Of course, this condition is directly related to the radical decrease in the state’s funding of public schools. Since

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