Contact your senators now to stop draconian ed spending proposals!
At the last minute, the Senate is discussing a set of proposals that, if enacted, will lead to the potential dismantling of our great public schools and possibly the forced reduction of school employees in every district. These proposals are dramatic and do not in anyway help students – repealing the sunset of the two-vote spending caps, and making the second vote subject to a super-majority; boosting the penalty for higher-spending districts; and requiring more than 25 percent voter turnout to approve budgets..
These proposals will devastate school budgets and severely limit the ability of local voters to determine how best to fund their schools. Indeed, Gov. Peter Shumlin said as much during your Representative Assembly last month, when, in a response to a question, he reminded delegates that the two-vote mandate was a mistake and he looked forward to its sunsetting on June 30. (You can read more about the dangerous proposals here.)
Please, contact your senators NOW and ask them to reject these last-minute attempts to dismantle our great public schools and threaten local control.
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We appreciate how busy you are today, especially as we near the end of the school year. But if any one of these dangerous proposals makes it way into law, our local public schools – and our students – will be the losers.