Rigo Rodríguez, who is a Governing Board Member for the Santa Ana Unified School District, questions implementation of a district plan to shift 25 of 38 District Security Officers (DSOs) from their middle schools and high schools to other sites, urging cooperation, just as labor leaders meet today with school district officials on the shift.
California’s new system for funding public education has pumped tens of billions of extra dollars into struggling schools, but there’s little evidence yet that the investment is helping the most disadvantaged students.
Santa Ana resident and activist Madeleine Spencer writes that local economic development leaders and education administrative leaders need to come together to create a strong and effective pipeline for local students to achieve financial success.
Santa Ana has only one full-service public library to serve over 330,000 residents. Marytza Rubio writes there are no general interest bookstores in her city — compared to over 50 bars and liquor stores, 20 marijuana dispensaries, and at least 4 fancy sneaker shops.
Mistakes in how Anaheim Union High School District officials reported student suspensions mean several years of data are not reliable. The officials say they can’t fix the data, but are dedicated to improving discipline policies.