Funding advocacy: Our efforts and advocacy to fully fund our schools continue both at the State House and locally. Please make a call and take two minutes to email your legislators to advocate for full funding of the charter reimbursements through a supplemental budget AND for a Foundation Budget bill which includes EL and low-income students as well as a concrete timeline for implementations. The House and Senate versions are in conference committee and must be voted on by the end of the month. We know we are underfunding our schools statewide.
The time for action is NOW. See this Boston Globe article for more: State shortchanges public schools by $1 billion a year, report from research group say
Locally, we are ramping up our campaign to get wealthy “nonprofits” like Northeastern and Harvard to pay their full Payments In Lieu of Taxes (PILOT). Learn more about the program and missing payments at the City Hall Hearing on Thursday, August 2 at 3 PM. See you there!