Parents United for Public Education Tues., May 17th: 6-8 p.m.
WHOSE SCHOOLS? OUR SCHOOLS!!
JOIN Parents United for Public Education for an
PLAN TO ADDRESS THE DISTRICT BUDGET CRISIS
Tues., May 17th: 6-8 p.m.
W. Phila. Seventh Day Adventist Church
4527 Haverford Ave. (46th & Haverford)
The District's $600+ million budget crisis is falling on the backs of children and families. We are losing teachers, librarians, nurses, programs, safety personnel, Transpasses and yellow school buses. Meanwhile, consider the actions of City and District leaders:
1. It is BUSINESS AS USUAL at the District. They hold onto pet programs like an 18 day summer school program for $24 million that would pay for full-day kindergarten for an entire year.
2. The District plans to spend an additional $4.7 million on textbooks for this 18-day summer program.
3. The District spends $100 million on contracts that they have failed to make public.
4. Executive salaries are at an all-time high but teachers and staff making a fraction of these salaries are asked to re-negotiate their contracts.
5. Even though property taxes have gone up, NONE of that increase has gone to the schools. The City of Philadelphia has not significantly increased its contribution to the schools since 2007-8.
DON'T LET THESE VOICES SPEAK FOR YOU.
PARENTS NEED A REAL VOICE FOR OUR SCHOOLS THAT PUTS KIDS AHEAD OF CONTRACTS!
1. Ensure full-day kindergarten.
2. Ensure free transportation for all public school students.
3. Restore school discretionary funds.
4. Stop funding: extraneous testing, summer school excess, executive salaries, discretionary contracts
Parents United for Public Education is an all-volunteer group of parents in the public schools working for accountability and a student-first approach to school budgets. For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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