In such fiscally straining times, the Los Angeles Unified School district has considered $6 billion in budget cuts. This would mean that some critical school functions, such as afterschool and art programs, would have to be eliminated to meet budget needs. More importantly, it would also mean that up to 16 days of the 175 day school year will also have to be cut, which not only hurts the livelihood of teachers and administrators, but the education of our kids. We at Americans For a Better Tomorrow believe that such drastic, draconian cuts are not necessary, and would ultimately hurt the future of our children. For a better tomorrow, we endorse better a better alternative that will protect the interests of our local schools.
By having a healthy food organization like Chipotle invest their resources into providing nutritious meals at a convenient price, it will provide the necessary funds the Los Angeles Unified School District urgently needs. For every dollar spent on a Chipotle school meal, exactly half will be given back to the schools. With such an investment, Los Angeles County's education budget is projected to extend an additional $80,000-$100,000 per semester. This would save some crucial programs that are essential for our students, and save a few more days in the school-year calender.