March 14, 2016, the Board of Education and Cabinet will host a Special Meeting at North High School. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the allocation of one-time funds of $9.3 million. During the recession and State’s financial crisis, education funding experienced the greatest amount of cuts in recent history. School district budgets were severely reduced and TUSD weathered the cutbacks with conservative, long term planning. The past few years have seen a shift towards restoration of school dollars, and the $9.3 million TUSD will be receiving are a part of those restoration funds.
During the months of November and December 2015, the Board and District Administration solicited community feedback, asking parents and community members for suggestions on how the one-time dollars could be spent. The March 14, 2016 meeting will provide additional opportunities for community stakeholders to provide comment on the use of these funds.
The March 14, 2016 Special Meeting will take place at North High School, which is located at 3620 W. 182nd Street, in Torrance. The meeting will begin at 7 pm and be held in Saxon Hall (at North High). Parking (near Saxon Hall) is available in the lot off of Yukon Avenue.