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The teachers union called for hiring more instructors while the administrators union wants more assistant principals.
Various campus employees requested more librarians and gym teachers, counselors and social workers.
Adult Education students want more classes.
And parents just wanted more of everything for their kids.
Two weeks before the Los Angeles Unified board is set to approve the 2013-14 budget, officials scheduled a special meeting Tuesday to hear how the public wants its money spent. There were no surprises, however, as about two dozen speakers pleaded with officials to use an expected increase in state funding to restore programs lost during the six-year recession.
"Bring us out of the dark ages of public education," said a mom from Venice, encouraging the board to use the money to hire more teachers and bring back small classes like those touted by charter schools.
Board members Bennett Kayser, Richard Vladovic and Steve Zimmer have already called for returning class size to pre-recession levels in a resolution that was introduced without comment. But the resolution won support from United Teachers Los Angeles President Warren Fletcher, who said it fulfilled the promise of Proposition 30, a voter-approved sales-tax hike to fund public education.
"Children have made sacrifices by having their opportunities cut. Employees have made substantial and