School districts lining up against Los Angeles County’s clean water fee (SB Sun)

December 25, 2012 – The county’s Clean Water, Clean Beaches Measure is meant to clear polluted waters, but educators say the plan will drain millions of dollars from cash-strapped schools. Under the plan, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is proposing an annual fee for all property owners to help clean up polluted waterways and recharge groundwater supplies. School districts across the county are opposing the plan, saying the fee could cost districts countywide about $14 million a year – resulting in the loss of up to 200 teachers. This would be a significant financial burden to schools already struggling under years of state funding cuts, district officials say.

Link to Full Article: http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_22259248/school-districts-are-lining-up-against-l-countys

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