DMUSD teachers thank supporters of Prop CC

The teachers of the Del Mar Union School District would like to thank the many parents, teachers and administrators who worked tirelessly on their own time in support of Proposition CC. We would like to especially thank Suzanne Hall, Jen Charat, and Janet Handsel. They were the driving force of the campaign and worked tirelessly. We would like to thank teachers Fred Bettig, who served as treasurer, and Bill Porter, who organized the phone bank. We truly appreciate our superintendent Holly McClurg, who worked alongside us at the phone bank, and Comischell Rodriguez, our former board member who donated office space and made phone calls with us.

While we are disappointed Proposition CC did not pass, we are committed to working with our district to come up with solutions to our budget shortfall. Del Mar teachers care deeply for our students and our wonderful district and have been problem solving budget issues for years.

We have contributed over $1.1 million back to the General Fund over the past two years in surplus funds retained from Health Care benefits. This is a result of many teachers choosing less expensive HMO options vs. PPO options due to the increased cost, and therefore not using all of their benefit dollars.

A reduction of our Extended Studies positions (Art, Science, Music) has saved the district over $700,000, and the reduction in teacher’s salary (1.5-1.8 percent) through the elimination of staff development days has resulted in a savings of $300,000.

Teachers of Del Mar were thankful to be active participants in the budget workshop held Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Del Mar Hills Academy, where we presented other ways staff has problem solved to save money, and ideas for future savings.  We look forward to working with our administration and school board to find creative, cost-saving measures while still retaining the high quality of education we are proud of.

Gina Williams-Vargus
DMCTA Vice President

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