California PTA official to speak on Propositions 38 and 39 at Grant School

EUREKA-Ann Desmond, director of legislation for the California State PTA, will speak at Grant Elementary School on Propositions 38 and 39 at a free community forum on Wednesday, October 25 at 7 p.m.

EUREKA-Ann Desmond, director of legislation for the California State PTA, will speak at Grant Elementary School on Propositions 38 and 39 at a free community forum on Wednesday, October 25 at 7 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.

Desmond will present the initiatives, answer questions, and offer PTA's position on the initiatives. Entertainment and refreshments will be provided. Childcare will also be available.

Proposition 38 would amend the California Constitution to: 1) Offer a tax-free "scholarship" of at least $4,000 for private school tuition for all California public and private K-12 students and 2) Require California to maintain per pupil funding for public school students at the "national average" if the state reaches that level.

Proposition 39 would reduce from two-thirds to a 55% "super-majority" the vote school districts and community colleges need to authorize local general obligation bonds for school construction, rehabilitation, and replacement.

Grant Elementary School is located at 3901 G Street in Eureka. For more information call the school at 441-2552.