Monday, March 11, 2013

Unifying Salinas schools under one super-school district

It's one of those issues that likes to rear its head from time to time, like the Loch Ness monster.

Whether or not to consolidate Salinas schools into one monstrous district.

There's been quiet chit chat about the topic recently, some say spurred by people at the Alisal Union School District. I've yet to find exactly who's spreading the rumor.

Then again, maybe it'll be come apparent at the taxpayer mixer aptly titled “Unifying Salinas Schools."

According to the Salinas Taxpayer's Association Website: Salinas has more than a half a dozen school districts and is continuously criticized for administrations plagued by top heavy management, duplication of services & inefficiency. The last time unification was seriously considered was in the 1970’s.

This mixer will feature a panel presentation led by none other than -- brace yourself -- former Board President, Jose Castaneda of the Alisal School District.

Guests can count on lively discussion and debate surrounding all aspects of this topic. Come prepared with questions and ideas.

The event will take place at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 29, at the Grower's Pub,227 Monterey St., Salinas.

For more information, contact the association's president Bob Perkins at or click here.

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