A message from Sentator Simitian, 11th District:

In order for me to better serve our school communities, it’s important that I stay in touch with education leaders and advocates in our region. As a member of the Senate Education Committee and the Senate Budget Subcommittee on Education, and as Chair of the Senate Select Committee on California’s Master Plan for Education, I cordially invite you to an “Education Update” meeting to discuss the education aspects of the Governor’s budget and provide an update on K-12 policy proposals.

I timed this meeting with the release of the Governor’s January budget proposal. I’m anxious to hear from you given these tight budget times and the Governor’s proposal that the state suspend Proposition 98, the voter-approved minimum guarantee for education funding.

I’ll begin the meeting by providing an in-depth update on K-12 education funding and legislation pending in Sacramento. I’ll then open the floor to questions, concerns, and comments.

I look forward to seeing you, and hearing your insights and suggestions.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 7, 2008
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Santa Cruz County Government Center
Board of Supervisors’ Chambers
Please call 425-0401 to RSVP