Measure L

Our View: Talking about our schools is necessary

If there is something good to come out of the doomsday budget crisis that local schools are mired in, it could be that it has mobilized and united parts of the community. In Nove ...

Funding doesn’t reach classrooms

Measure L did not pass with a two-thirds majority vote, but if all 55 percent of the people supporting the measure put their money where their vote was, the Auburn Union School Dis ...

Education donations need oversight

Re: “Local foundation tries to make up for Auburn’s education budget shortfall” (Wednesday, Dec. 22). Recent headlines scream “Sierra College cannot balance budget; B stud ...

Give freely to Auburn schools

Measure L was a proposition on the Nov. 2 ballot. Its goal was to get all of the property owners who live within the Auburn Union School District to add $59 to their parcel tax per ...

Support schools this better way

The voters of the Auburn Union Elementary School District (AUESD) rejected Measure L, a proposal to impose a parcel tax on the taxpayers, on Nov. 2. Following the rejection, sever ...

One letter clear, another less so

First, I would like to commend Julann Brown for her comments on local school fundraising (Reader Input, Nov. 25). I had the privilege a few years ago to serve with her briefly on t ...

Let children be students

In response to Ellen Stephens’ letter (Reader Input, Nov. 24) to what I assume to be the parents, teachers and students at our local Auburn schools, with all due respect, are you ...

Ingenuity will help schools

This is about the failure to pass Measure L and about all the articles asking people to donate money to the schools (Journal, Nov. 18). What about trying American ingenuity, crea ...

Failed measure spurs donated funds

After the failure of a local measure set to bring money into Auburn schools, some community members are ready to offer donations. Measure L was a proposed annual $59 parcel tax fo ...

Confounded by Brown’s return

Well, the election is finally over and I am left with one question — how on earth can the citizens of California choose Jerry Brown again? Why do they fail to understand that h ...