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' Wednesday, August 20, 1980- Page 3 School enrollment expected to decline at Cloverdale High School, is getting Wardrobe together. Judy McDonald, owner of J's. is helping her with her selection of shoes. Photo by Janice. year budget 8 percent higher public hseeondary 1980-81 bya of $8.2 than will and child Riles, of public m an in- State news )r state Plan $I00 year and and Senator state by $9 r $12 million the 1981 said... of the the is ap- Percent, last year. "Program 1980-81 .including with follows: rOvement each corn- through what is its school -$152.4 million, up 13 percent. This includes funding for a 9 percent cost-of-living ad- justment and $4.8 million ($30 per pupil) for "new planning grants to further expand SIP at the secondary school level. The legislature pointed out, however, that provision Of the new planning grants does not guarantee that funding will be available in 1981-82 for implementation of the plans prepared as a result of this year's grant. Child Development (provides care for children of low-income workingparents)- -$148.2 million, up 19 percent. The program is expanded by Senate Bill 863. Priority will be given to infants and tod- dlers, including those of migrant workers and school- age parents; to school-age children during non-school hours; to children in rural teas; to coordination of services for the han- dicapped; and to children in low-income and urban areas. Child Nutrition (helps pay the basic subsidy for all school meals served and supports the Meals for the Needy Program )--$37.9 million, down 18 percent. This cut does not represent a reduction in per meal support but a revision of the projected numer of meals to be served. Urban Impact Aid tprovides special support to 19 unified school districts that have additional urban education costs)--Statutory authorization for this program expired on June 30, but the program was authorized to continue in the 1980 budget. Funding was set at $.54.7 million, about the same as last year. Economic Impact Aid(r- povides special services for disadvantaged and limited and non-English-speaking students ) -$162 million, a I0 percent increase. Preschool Education (provides special programs to help educationally disadvantaged children and children from low-income homes enter kindergarten on a more equitable basis with more advantaged children)- $28.6 million, up 9 percent. Instructional Materials (assists schools in purchasing materials, such as textbooks and films)-$42.7 million, up II percent. Instructional Television (assiso schools in con- ucting, purchasing or renting instructional 'IV programs)-- $821,364, the same as last year. In addition, $130,000 hasbeen reappropriated from last year to conduct a pilot test of radio-based in- structional systems. Driver Training (teaches teenagers how to drive automobiles)-$1918 million, the same as last year. Mentally Gifted Minors (supports special programs for gifted children)--S15.9 million, up 9 percent. Adult Education $149 million is set as a cap or ceiling on state ap- propriations to school districts for this service. Within this fiscal limitation, schools are required to provide courses in the following: basic skills to help adults graduate from high school; adult short-term vocational programs in areas of high employment prospects; English as a second language; cttzensmp for immigrants; survival skills for older adults; parentingeducation; learning programs for the sub- stantially handicapped; and , apprenticeship programs. Portable Classrooms (provides funds for the state to purchase portable classrooms to lease to high- growth school districts )-$13 million, same as last year. Miiler-Unruh Reading Program-(provides grants to school districts to hire reading specialists )--$15.3 million, up 9 percent. Assembly Bill 8 and Senate Bitt 186 of 1979 mandate continuation of the offer of ummer school service for the following programs: (1) summer school for sub- stantially handicapped persons; and (2) summer school for graduating high school seniors. In ad- dition, while the Legislature did not mandate a summer school program, districts are authorized to receive state funding for summer school for students in grades 7 to 12 who do not meet the district's adopted proficiency stan- dards. Riles said the new budget ,ded education offers new courses State now has designed for a their and from a for Zenobia of novative for nts, real esae salespeople and brokers, nurses, owners of small businesses, teachers and others. Classes meet at various locations throughout the University's six-county service area as well as at the Rohnert Park campus, and many are held during late afternoon and evening hours to accommodate the schedules of those who work full time. While a majority of the courses begin the first and second week of September, others will start at various times during the semester, and interested persons should consult Quest, the Extended Education course bulletin, for a complete schedule. For persons aspiring to a paralegal career, there is the highly successful Attorney Assistant Certificate program, a two-year course that can he completed by attending only during evening hours. The progra has been greatly expanded to include classes to he held in Ukiah, Santa Rosa, Novato and Napa. Offered are several sections of the basic courses such as "In- troduction to Law for the Law for the the Attorney Assistant" and "Legal Research" as well as ad- vanced courses. Also available is a real estate program designed to fui|y prepare participants for the State Real Estate Broker's License examination. Coordinated by local developer and real estate broker Lou Jaroslovsky, the program can be completed in two seven-week sessions. Con- tinulng education courses for to rearrange on and eastern which Collection to take added space. The library will resume normal service on Friday, August 29, at 9:30 a.m. The Library's hours open are: Monday and Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 12 - 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. underway evening classes ege accepting registrations weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 at p.m. and evenings, Monday through Thursday, from 6 to 9 2, p.m. Registration continues through August 22 and will of resume again on September 2, when late registrations will arts, be accepted through Sep- temher 22, providing classes are not filled. For informtion about is evening classes, call 527-4441. Sterling Silver Jewelry Sale OFF Sterling silver chains, bra(elets, pierced earings, charms, rings... our entire selection of fine Sterling silver jewelry at 44 /o off! Clovordale Rexall Drugs 109 N. Cloverclale Blvd. 894-2520 Enrollment this fall in the state's public elementary and secondary schools-- kindergarten through the 12th grade-is expected to decline 1.2 percent from last year, according to Wilson Riles, state superintendent of public instruction. Basing his estimates on State Department of Finance preliminary projections, Riles said a total of 3,927,000 public school pupils and 1,276,000 community college students-nearly one quarter of the state's population-is expected in classrooms when the annual summer vacation ends. These figures, Riles said, represent an enrollment decline of 47,335 in elemen- tary and secondary schools from the 19'/9-80 school year, but an increase of 27,541 for the community colleges. Most of the decline, he explained, is the result of lower birth rates. The current projections indicate provides for major educational breakthroughs. "The signing of SB 1870 is landmark legislation that makes California the leader in giving handicapped children the rights they have so long deserved in education," he said. "It finishes a job we started more than six years ago to remove the stigma of labels on handicapped children and recognize that they are individuals with their own unique abilities to learn. SB 1870 will ensure that every school district in the state will he serving handicapped children through the Master Plan for Special Education by June of 1982." Riles said SB 863 "ad- vances California's cm- mitment to child care that goes back more than 37 years. Over the next five years," he said, "This legislation will allow us to serve more working parents and their children." He pointed out that the legislation includes the recommendations of a star,wide Commission on Child Development that he appointed two years ago. For more information about California's 1980 education budget, write or call- William Whiteneck, delmt) state superintendent of public instruction for ad- ministration, California State Department of Education, 721 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814, (916) 445-80. tha total public school enrollment will continue to decline throgh 1902-and then turn upward. The projections do not include enrollment in special classes for the handicapped or adult education programs. Riles said the new enrollment this estimates show that: Kindergarten enrollment this year will he about 294,000 compared to 282,814 last year- -an increase of 11,184 or 4 percent. Grades 1-8 will have enrollments of about 2,395,600 compared to 2,416,P5 last year-a decrease of 21,351 or 0.9 percent. Grades 9-12 will hae enrollments of about 1,237,400 compared to 1,274,598 last year-a decrease of 37,168 or 2.9 percent. Community College enrollments will he about 1,276,000 compared to 1,248,459 last year-an increae of 27,541 or 2.2 percent. "It is clear from these figtres," Riles said, "that declining enrollment statewide in elementary schools is about over; the decline is now being felt in the state's junior and senior high schools. "The public should un- derstand," he added, "that these are statewide trends and do not represent what is happening in all districts. In some fast-growing areas enrollment at both elementary and secondary school levels is increasing so rapidly that they need new schools. In other areas, enrollment declines are forcing districts to close schools." Additional demographic information on the current state of education in Califoria was cited by Riles. He noted that statistics (1978-79) from the California State Department of Education show the following ethnic breakdown of minorities in the state's elementary and secondary shcools: American Indian 0.91 percent; Asian 4.31 percent; Filipino 1.44 percent; Black 10.01 percent; Hispanic 23.39 percent. Only two groups, Asians and Hispanics, show a significant increase since 1973-74. Total enrollment for Hispanics increased 6.19 and 1.31 percent for Asians. Riles pointed out that the impact of lndochinese refugees on California schools was far greater than on any other state. In the 1979-80 school year, ac- cording to new figures from the U.S. Department of Education, 17,304 were enrolled in California elementary and secondary schools-26 percent of the 67,173 lndochinese refugees enrolled in all 50 states. The state with the second highest enrollment was Texas with 5,427. Dolly Hanway, who is entering kindergarten at Jefferson School this fail, and Tony Demattei, second grader, are all set with new lunch boxes from Rascos. Photo by Janice. brokers that meet State requirements are offered as well. For those who prefer to study in the great outdoors, Dr. Terry Wright, SSU Professor of geology, will lead a river float trip. Savings OF UP TO 50% Shoes for .the Entire Famllyl YOU SHOE HEADQUARTERS l "Cloverclale's Family Shoe Store'; 109 L First St. Back to School Fashions FOR HER... *Souvenir *Ben-Ben *Byer e/bar *Rag.Time *Frltzl FOR HIM... *Levi *Campus CLOSING OUT All Student Sizes ,9 00 Special Table Webb's Fashions 111 E. First St.