Oak Park schools not wasting money



I would like to correct some misinformation in Mr. Toomey’s letter of July 1 regarding the financials of the Oak Park Unified School District.

We are getting 15 percent less from the state to pay our teachers and run our schools than we did two years ago. With close to 90 percent of our costs tied to paying salaries, a 15 percent reduction in revenue is a huge challenge.

A large part has to do with the state’s economy, but a significant cause is the complexity of school financ...

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