Re "Schools relish chance to spend" (Page A1, June 13): The area school districts are still far below the national average for spending per student. The added funds average about $1.53 per student per day. There is no percentage increase in added funds for "disadvantaged" students over other students this next year. The funding actually continues the same percentage spread from the group average for each district as in the past.
Although Sacramento City Unified is and has been getting 7 percent more than the average of the group of districts, it still can't balance its budget, or have neighborhood elementary schools like other districts. In fact, it openly states that the added funds voted for will not go to the classroom as in other districts, but instead to build the fund balance so reductions will be less next year. Sacramento's students deserve better, and better administration.
-- Bill Jurkovich, Citrus Heights