Galen Livermore says, as a candidate for the Area 3 seat on the Madera Unified School Board, his vision is how to generate funds rather than worrying about where to cut.
“I would like to see the truant officer reinstated, as truancy in MUSD is out of control, says Livermore. “It is the pink elephant in the room that no one will talk to. If we can bring our truancy issues across the board up by 1 percent, that will equal $1,000,000 in revenue,” Livemore says.
Livermore cites a program that was initiated by his campaign manager, Fran Wheat, and teacher Martin Urias as an example of what can be done to combat student absences. It was put into effect this month at MSHS and honors students with perfect attendance. The result has been very positive, he said, and many students will be honored.
The upside is we are getting our ADA monies, he said, and more importantly our teachers are able to provide an excellent education to full classrooms...