Re "Is School Funding a Struggle or a Scam?" (Letters, March 16):
The author presented as fact that the Irvine Unified School District has more than $50 million in County Fund 694 and therefore should not be asking for additional revenue.
The truth is, that particular fund was established in 1995 by the county treasurer for cities and school districts to deal with the Orange County bankruptcy. Further, this fund was empty and was closed Nov. 1, 2001.
What is true is that most school districts, including Irvine's, have significant money in various county treasury accounts. For Irvine, this includes the operating funds that will pay this month's bills and next month's payroll.