BURBANK — Sen. Carol Liu answered questions from residents about education, health care, the state’s budget and deficit, and new tax hikes during a town hall meeting Saturday.
Adult education student Alejandro Plata, who lives in Huntington Park, heard rumors in school that it could be closing because funding approved from the state budget only finances kindergarten through 12th-grade instruction, he told Liu.
Plata, who is a high school dropout, can’t afford to lose his schooling because he said he wants to graduate.
“If it wasn’t for adult education, I don’t know where I would be,” he said.
But Liu said she didn’t have any easy answer for him.
School districts are responsible for funding adult education, not the state, she said.
School administrators must decided whether they can support those programs in their district, Liu said.