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Superintendent and SRC chair's testimonies from budget hearings

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At City Council budget hearings on Monday, Superintendent William Hite and School Reform Commission Chairman Pedro Ramos testified to the District's "dire" state of financial affairs. Seeking an additional $60 million from the city to help plug a huge budget shortfall, Hite and Ramos made their case by describing the plight of a school system attempting to succeed amid ever-worsening conditions. 

You can read the full text of their testimonies below.

Testimony of SRC Chairman Pedro Ramos

Testimony of Superintendent William Hite

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