Image via WikipediaThis a great news for the Hawaiian Gardens community. I want to thank Cerritos resident Jason Amansec for passing this tid-bit along, and congratulations to the City of Hawaiian Gardens, and it's City Council for helping out the children this Summer, and thanks to the LA Times for a "POSITIVE" article about The Gardens! Peace!
I came across some positive news in the community that you can share on your blog: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2009/06/summer-school-is-back-on-track-in-hawaiian-gardens.html
The Hawaiian Gardens City Council should be commended for picking up the tab on the costs of providing summer school for the kids, after ABC had deep cutbacks due to the state deficit.
Fellow Cerritos resident
SUMMER SCHOOL IS BACK ON TRACK
IN HAWAIIAN GARDENS!
Published in the Los Angeles Times
1:51 PM June 24, 2009
Summer school, which was eliminated in Hawaiian Gardens because of state budget cuts facing the ABC Unified School District, is back on schedule for elementary students after the City Council agreed to pick up the tab.
The council voted 4 to 0 on Tuesday to spend nearly $120,000 in general funds to provide four weeks of instruction and breakfast for 640 students at the city’s four elementary schools.
“The city of Hawaiian Gardens believes in the importance of education,” Mayor Michael Gomez said in a written statement. “It was important that we find the [money] to ensure that elementary school children in our city have access to a comprehensive summer learning program.”
Parents will be notified by automated phone calls on how to enroll their children, or can call the district at (562) 926-5566.
ABC Unified, along with districts across the state, including Los Angeles Unified, eliminated summer school after learning that more state funding cuts were imminent. ABC had cut $20 million in spending in the coming school year, and learned that it would need to trim an additional $3.2 million. Parents across the state are scrambling to find summer placements for their children.
-- Seema Mehta