12 Jun
2021

Statement from PUSD Superintendent Jon R. Gundry on Passage of Proposition 30

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Community News Hi Pasadena Unified School District,Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Jon R. Gundry issued the following statement regarding the passage of Proposition 30:“I am pleased that Californians approved Proposition 30 and chose to invest in the K-12 and higher education institutions that define our state. Despite the passage of this measure, the fiscal situation in PUSD remains dire. Proposition 30 does not bring new money to the district but rather prevents us from losing more this school year. The combination of a structural deficit and declining enrollment will force the district to make an estimated $10.3 – $12 million in cuts for the 2013-2014 school year depending on future tax revenue from the state.”“Proposition 30 prevents automatic cuts to this school year and keeps state funding formulas from decreasing further but did not address the damage that has been done over the last several years. Over the last five years, revenue that PUSD has received from the state has decreased by $35.7 million or 17.6 Percent. Student enrollment has dropped by an estimated 10.5% over that same period. Multimillion dollar cuts have depleted our reserves. One-time federal funds and other grants have lapsed.”“As a community, we must consider every option to maintain the fiscal viability of the district today and into the future. Two of the associations that represent district employees agreed to contingency language before the election that allow a limited number of work furloughs to take affect in 2013. We also need the United Teachers of Pasadena and California School Employees Association Local 434 to partner with us. It is critical that together we find a solution that will allow us to continue to provide a high quality educational experience for all PUSD students and keep as many of our hard working personnel employed as possible.”“I will continue work with the Board of Education to examine all possible austerity measures to make sure that this district is solvent for next year as well as years to come. I urge the public to stay informed and involved as we discuss the fiscal future of the Pasadena Unified School District. The decisions before us will irrevocably affect the future of public education in our community.”For full details, view this message on the web. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Signs That Your Ex May Still Want You BackHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThat Sale Made Kim A BillionaireHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyZac Efron Is Dating A New Hottie?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Education Statement from PUSD Superintendent Jon R. Gundry on Passage of Proposition 30 By SUPERINTENDENT JON GUNDRY, PUSD Published on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 | 2:53 pm Business Newslast_img read more

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8 Feb
2021

India says China ties at crossroads amid border standoff

first_imgNEW DELHI (AP) — India says its relationship with China is at a crossroads with the months-old military standoff in mountainous border areas profoundly disturbing the ties. India’s external affairs minister said in a speech that if peace and tranquillity in the border areas are disturbed, so will the rest of the relationship, and there will be profound repercussions for the entire world. Indian and Chinese soldiers brawled again last week, after 20 Indian troops died last year in a fist fight with the Chinese along the disputed border. The standoff has continued despite nine rounds of meetings involving local military commanders and the political dialogue by foreign and defense ministers.last_img

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26 Sep
2020

CEO of DASPA advocates for city to be cleared of vagrants ahead cruise ship season

first_img 28 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Benoit Bardouille. Image via: GIS NewsThe Chief Executive Officer of the Dominica Air and Sea Port Authority (DASPA) Bennoit Bardouille has added his voice to those calling to rid the city of eye sores for upcoming cruise season.Bardouille said vagrants and stray animals are among the major concerns for stakeholders in the sector.He said stakeholders also need to behave responsibly to ensure the survival of the sector. “Law enforcement officials, tourism officials, hair braiders, tour guides everyone much ensure that they do everything to make Dominica the best tourism destination. No visitor wants to be engaged in any disturbance during their holiday. So we need to ensure that the mentally challenged and disturbed people are not roaming the streets,” he explained.He says preparations are well on the way for the season which begins here next month. A total of two hundred calls are expected to be made this season, 16 percent less than last year. Meantime Bardouille says discussions are continuing with Management of Carnival Victory Cruise Lines for regular calls to Dominica.“Discussions are continuing. We will be soon meeting with the officials again. We are upbeat because of some of the new things we are seeking to introduce at the premiere sites. We agreed that Trafalgar Falls will be a premiere site. We think it will ensure that the ship continues to benefit. We are hopeful that we will bring more ships into Dominica,” he said.For twenty-one years Carnival Victory Cruise Lines made weekly calls to Dominica but announced last November it would not continue, reportedly due to economic reasons.The 2011/2012 cruise ship season officially opens next month. Dominica Vibes News LocalNews CEO of DASPA advocates for city to be cleared of vagrants ahead cruise ship season by: – September 21, 2011center_img Share Share Tweetlast_img read more

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