Last week, state schools Superintendent Tom Torlakson sent a letter to superintendents that skinned back on department official Jeff Breshears’ relatively strict interpretation of the Local Control Funding Formula rules. The money could be used for general salary increases, Torlakson declared, if they furthered LCFF goals.
Last week, state schools Superintendent Tom Torlakson sent a letter to superintendents that skinned back on department official Jeff Breshears’ relatively strict interpretation of the Local Control Funding Formula rules. The money could be used for general salary increases, Torlakson declared, if they furthered LCFF goals. Alexei Koseff akoseff@sacbee.com
Last week, state schools Superintendent Tom Torlakson sent a letter to superintendents that skinned back on department official Jeff Breshears’ relatively strict interpretation of the Local Control Funding Formula rules. The money could be used for general salary increases, Torlakson declared, if they furthered LCFF goals. Alexei Koseff akoseff@sacbee.com
Dan Walters

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Opinion: Torlakson green-lights teacher pay raises for union allies

June 14, 2015 4:30 PM

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Dan Walters' column appears in dozens of California newspapers. He joined the Sacramento Union’s Capitol bureau in 1975 and in 1981 began writing the state’s only daily newspaper column devoted to California political, economic and social events. He and the column moved to The Sacramento Bee in 1984. Contact him at dwalters@sacbee.com or 916-321-1195. Twitter: @WaltersBee