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Blog: MUSD Staff Implores You To Vote Yes on Prop 30

Proposition 30 is very important to the Monrovia Unified School District teachers. Please stand in support of your children and their teacher(s).

My name is Scott Iler and I am a teacher at Monrovia High School as well as a Monrovia resident. The fact that I live in Monrovia and work at my High School Alma Mater is a huge testament to this city as well as the education I earned in the Monrovia Unified School District.

This is a last minute effort to get out to the public a sense of how, if proposition 30 does not pass will affect our students and teachers. In order to help balance the budget, teachers have already taken furlough days, this means we have already given up 6 days of instruction. If 30 does not pass, we will lose up to 15 additional days of instruction. This cuts the school year by up to 21 days. Our students will be losing out on almost a month of instruction!

This affects teachers' salary as well, we will take an even greater reduction in pay than we already have! This scenario is not one that we as a state or country can afford. California is already ranked 48th in education. As teachers we are fully aware that those who oppose prop 30 are big business and they have or will out spend us 15 to 1.

In addition, if proposition 32 does pass, teachers will effectively be hamstrung in that we will not have a voice to fight for our students and schools. What happened in Wisconsin CAN happen in California and Monrovia. In a nutshell, a yes vote on prop 30 means that it will stop another $6 billion in cuts to our schools this year. For college students it will prevent steep tuition hikes for college students and their families.

The staff of the Monrovia Unified School District is asking the community to Invest in our schools and colleges so we can prepare the next generation for the jobs of the future. Please join the men and women who teach your children and vote yes on 30 and no on 32!

Scott Iler, M.A. Ed. SPED Dept. Chair Monrovia High School

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Christopher Armstrong November 03, 2012 at 05:20 PM
Anyone who voluntarily agrees to pay more tax to this Socialist-led state that grossly mismanages and wastes taxpayer money deserves exactly what they get - more mismanagement, more waste and ultimately, bankruptcy.
Scott Iler November 03, 2012 at 06:35 PM
Thank you For your comment, we appreciate your opinion and will be sure to educate the children that they too have a voice that can be shared. Please let us do it by not taking away additional days of instruction. Again, thank you for your input.
Scott Iler November 08, 2012 at 05:58 AM
On behalf of the MUSD teachers, we'd like to thank you for the support you have shown for allowing us to serve the community, you, and your children. Without your yes vote, we could not have done our job(s) so well. Again, thank you. We will not let you down!
Robert Parry November 13, 2012 at 04:45 AM
One must wonder how long before the MUSD teachers demand a raise.
Dan Crandell November 17, 2012 at 09:06 PM
The first 250+ million dollars raised by Prop.30 is already spent. The State has to shore up gambling losses on scam Wall Street investments. And you all thought it was for the children.

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