Business Leaders and Coalition for Local Control of School Spending Urge Legislature to Give School Districts Flexibility.
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SACRAMENTO Sacramento, city, United States
Sacramento (săkrəmĕn`tō), city (1990 pop. 369,365), state capital and seat of Sacramento co., central Calif. , Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 2, 2003
As several state leaders are calling for tax increases to maintain education spending, the state's two most prominent business advocacy associations today called for the repeal The Annulment or abrogation of a previously existing statute by the enactment of a later law that revokes the former law.
The revocation of the law can either be done through an express repeal of Senate Bill 1419, saying that California California (kăl'ĭfôr`nyə), most populous state in the United States, located in the Far West; bordered by Oregon (N), Nevada and, across the Colorado River, Arizona (E), Mexico (S), and the Pacific Ocean (W). schools could avoid new taxes and classroom cuts if districts were allowed to maximize financial efficiency. The California Chamber of Commerce and California Business Roundtable Business Roundtable (BRT), an association consisting of the chief executive officers of major U.S. corporations that was founded in 1972 through the merger of the three preexisting business organizations. , both members of the Coalition for Local Control of School Spending, say school districts could collectively save millions of dollars annually if districts could seek the best price for non-instructional services.
"Right now, districts throughout California are sending pink slips to 30,000 teachers, while the Legislature has passed bills like Senate Bill 1419 that prevent schools from saving money outside of the classroom," said Allan Allan can refer to:
The California Chamber of Commerce and California Business Roundtable have joined the Coalition for Local Control of School Spending, which includes several school districts and statewide education leaders that are opposed to SB 1419, including the California School Boards Association, the Association of California School Administrators, the California Association of School Business Officials, School Services http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Schools_Collection_May_2007_2.JPGSchool Services are a business unit of the National Library of New Zealand (Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa). They provide curriculum and advisory services to support New Zealand schools. of California, Inc. and California County Superintendents Educational Services Association. The coalition is demanding that legislators repeal SB 1419 - which restricts districts from seeking the best price for non-instructional services. Assemblyman as·sem·bly·man
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"In these tough economic times, businesses and average citizens are cutting back their budgets," said Bill Hauck, president of the California Business Roundtable. "At the same time, we must ensure that schools have the ability to spend the funds they have most efficiently. Education experts have estimated that schools could save 10 to 40 percent on non-educational services if SB 1419 was repealed, but their hands are tied."
"Districts need the ability to find the best price on non-educational services like transportation and maintenance, minimizing the need for massive teacher layoffs or education cuts," said Kevin Gordon, Executive Director of the California Association of School Business Officials. "SB 1419 is a giant road block in that process."