Millions in Funding Coming to Fresno Schools. How to Spend it?

Nov. 23, 2013 / By



Colby Tibbet- The kNOw Youth Media

Over 100 parents, students and community members came out to Edison High School to make their voices heard in the debate over how Fresno Unified School District (FUSD) should allocate new state education dollars to local schools.

The event was organized by The California Endowment (TCE), a private health foundation, and was just one in a series of statewide forums dubbed the “School Success Express,” intended to ensure that parents have a say over how school districts will spend the influx of new state education revenue being generated by Proposition 30, a measure approved by voters last November which raised income taxes on Californians who earn more than $250,000 per year.

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