The ballot initiative this fall threatens to defund public education across the state, including in-district charter schools. This past school year, Boston Public Schools lost equivalent to more than half its share of state aid to 8,500 students, whereas BPS serves over 55,000 students. At stake is whether or not the current $135 million lost each year for Mass charters from the funding that the state sends to the BPS/city will increase drastically. This school year the city and its schools lost $135 million for Mass-sanctioned charters. Next year the projected loss for Boston is $158 million – all of this without the ballot question. The ballot question, if passed, could easily double that amount in a few short years.
We need your help to defeat the ballot initiative this fall!
Can you volunteer a few hours? Please contact Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org or Shanika at email@example.com to get involved in this important campaign.
Need to learn more about the ballot initiative and how it will impact our schools? We will also have Drop-In Information Sessions to learn more about the ballot initiative every week this month:
- Thursday, August 18, from *5-6 PM: East Boston Library, 365 Bremen Street
- Wednesday, August 24, from 6-7:30 PM: BTU
Stop by anytime! Please RSVP or contact Jonathan for questions about the Info Sessions: firstname.lastname@example.org. Download flyers today: Save Our Public Schools Info Sessions — English, Save Our Public Schools Info Sessions — Spanish