House Members Are Home For The Weekend, Please Contact Them About H539
Charter advocates expect the H539- Charter School Funding bill to move in the House next week! This bill will help even the local funding levels between charter and conventional students.
Please call or email any members of the state House of Representatives that you know personally between now and
Ask them to vote "Yes to concur on H539."
There is nothing more effective to our cause than the voice of a familiar advocate. You can bet the other side is calling them.
Click Here for a summary of H539
Three points to make....
- Everything on the summary list used to be shared with charters. Look at how many items will still not be shared with charter schools even if the bill passes. We have compromised and and compromised!
- Our schools are asking for only 30-40% of what was taken from them in 2010. That equates to about $8.80 per conventional student and $120 per charter student.
- Nothing will be taken from an individual conventional school; Not PTO money, not band booster money, not tuition, not renting the auditorium, not before/after school care fees. Nothing!
- Charter schools DO NOT receive any funds from state lottery. So getting closer to a fair portion of local funds would help.