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As district nears LCAP vote, parents sound alarm on unaddressed language barriers

Posted June 23, 2017 by Hannah Esqueda

Above: Local parent Carla Gonzalez addressed the Merced City School District board of trustees during the June 13 public hearing on school funding. Language access and translation services were among the most frequent concerns presented to the board, which is scheduled to vote on the district’s 2017-2018 equity-funding plan June 27.  (Photo by Alyssa Castro)  […]

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Residents staying loud over education, public funding concerns in Merced County

Posted April 18, 2017 by Hannah Esqueda

Updated each year, LCAPs are a requirement of the state of California under its Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). The school-funding model offers base-level dollars to school district for every student enrolled and additional money for “high-need” students like low-income and foster youth as well as English-language learners.

While each LCAP is meant to include parental input and reflect community ideas on how best to serve each of the three high-need student populations, Merced residents say their voices have traditionally been ignored.

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Merced foster youth, advocates push for change in school funding priorities

Posted March 13, 2017 by Hannah Esqueda

Above: Sabrina Abong shows off her high school diploma after graduating from Los Banos High School. A former foster youth, Abong now attends Merced Community College and works as an advocate with California Youth Connection.  By Hannah Esqueda MERCED, Calif. — Foster youth and community allies are asking local school officials to prioritize state-issued equity […]

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BHC Merced, Community Partners Celebrate Wins While Preparing for Challenges Ahead

Posted December 21, 2016 by Hannah Esqueda

Above: Merced community organizers and residents gather in support of Building Healthy Communities #Health4All campaign in April. (Photo provided by Building Healthy Communities Merced Facebook page) By Hannah Esqueda MERCED, Calif. — As the clock winds down on 2016, Building Healthy Communities (BHC) Merced and local partner groups recently gathered to take stock of their achievements and […]

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#Lunches4All: Kids Should Not Go Hungry at School

Posted March 3, 2016 by We'Ced

Last week, I testified at the MCSD Community Forum because I felt I needed to speak up. I wanted to tell the people in charge what their changes are doing to my friends, all the kids at school, and me.

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