Hey Hey, Ho Ho: Let’s Save Our Schools Tomorrow (May 30)

Tomorrow, Tuesday May 30, from 9 am to 11 am, in Room 500 of the Wilson Building (1350 PA Ave. NW), join fellow DC education advocates and budget gurus from the DC Fiscal Policy Institute (DCFPI) to tell council members to make a budget that meets our education needs. Starting at 11 am tomorrow, the entire council meets to vote on the proposed FY18 budget.

As the DCFPI website notes, despite proposed changes in the education budget, the city is still $16 million short of the recommended 3.5% increase in per-pupil funding.

The chair of the council’s education committee, David Grosso, has proposed amendments to ensure some of the mayor’s proposed tax cuts do not get enacted–thereby freeing tens of millions to support our schools adequately, including with a 3.5% increase in per pupil funding.

But for both pieces of that to happen, every council member has to support increased school funding–which requires citizens to raise their voices tomorrow, when the entire council meets. 

So, to sum up:

If you have not already, sign this petition.

And if you have not already, make a phone call to your ward council member and the at large council members who also represent us (202-724-8000).

AND if you can show up tomorrow and hold a sign and raise your voice, let our council know what they need to do to ensure our schools are fully funded.

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