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Measure J Funding Adds Accountability Through MOU
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Measure J Funding Adds Accountability Through MOU

The Pasadena City Council approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) guaranteeing at least $5 million in Measure J funding to the district next fiscal year, while continuing to leave charter schools out of the agreement despite pressure from charter school parents. The memo identifies maintaining adequate levels of reserve…

Pasadena Charter Schools Want In on Measure J Money
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Pasadena Charter Schools Want In on Measure J Money

By John Orona Charter school parents flooded the Pasadena City Council with emails, calls and comments on Monday, demanding that revenue from last year’s sales tax increase go toward funding public charter schools. During the special joint meeting between the City Council and Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD), the two bodies presented an outline for…

Will Pasadena Teachers Be the Next to Strike?
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Will Pasadena Teachers Be the Next to Strike?

LA teachers are off the picket line, but Pasadena teachers may be next By John Orona After a seven day teacher strike and some all-night negotiations, more than 800,000 students and 25,000 educators will return to class this week. But as the dust clears in the battle between Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and…

Pasadenans Have Voted on Measures I and J
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Pasadenans Have Voted on Measures I and J

By Fabiola Diaz Pasadena voters have cast their ballots and voted in favor of Measure I and Measure J. Measure I will increase the sales tax in Pasadena by 0.75 percent, bringing the rate to 10.25 percent. Measure J asks the city to allocate the sales tax revenue garnered by Measure I, projected to be…

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