Opinion: Sometimes, we just need to say ‘Thanks’

A couple of pats on the back are due this week:

• First, we want to throw some kudos to the hardworking parents, teachers — and the students — who are trying everything they can think of to make sure their schools don’t get hurt by the impending budget cuts. Even as we went to press on Tuesday, school board members were holding a press conference on the “doomsday” budget that could mean cuts of $35 million to $50 million more than the $114 million they’ve already planned for.

We’ve seen La Jolla High’s Conquer the Cuts campaign, online auctions and galas and Muirlands Rocks, the great family-fun day set for this Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m., being used to bring dollars to their schools. Their youngsters have gotten into the act too — holding rallies and bake sales to creating art being bid on at auctions.

It’s sad they have to work so hard, but throughout our community the goal has been to assure that the students don’t feel the cuts in the classroom. We’re lucky most of our families have the wherewithal to pitch in, even if it’s in a small way. For those that can’t, we’re thankful we live in a community that cares.

• Kudos also go to Councilwoman Sherri Lightner. With a lot of challenges on the council’s plate, she still stays true to her word to do the best for her constituents — even if we don’t always agree. Behind the scenes, she’s regularly pushed for pothole repair and when the Light joined the push, she stepped up an organized a “Pothole Event” for today.

We’ll see city crews around town today, filling as many potholes as they can get to, particularly along the major thoroughfares. Thanks to our councilwoman a few tires and rims may be saved. We just hope she keeps the heat on!

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