Tue, 02/12/2008 - 18:00 — jlewis
Albemarle County Public Schools Parent Council - February 12, 2008
school's budget is in crisis!
you do about it?
February 20, 2008 6:00pm Public forum re: budget priorities at Co. Office Bldg., Lane Auditorium.
March 5, 2008 6:00pm Public hearing re: Co.
Executive's budget, Co. Office Bldg., Lane Auditorium
April 2, 2008 6:00pm Public hearing re: final budget , Lane Auditorium
and Tax Rate, County Office
Building, Lane Auditorium
BOARD of SUPERVISORS:
Lindsay G. Dorrier (Scottsville)
Dennis S. Rooker (Jack Jouett)
Sally H. Thomas (Samuel Miller)
David Slutzky (Rio)
Ann H. Mallek (White Hall)
Kenneth C. Boyd (Rivanna)
address: Board of Supervisors, 401 McIntire Rd., Charlottesville,
Budget info: www.albemarle.org
Last year, Albemarle County
reduced the real estate tax rate to $0.68 per $100 assessed, resulting in
significant school budget cuts (larger class sizes, etc.).
- Your children are going to be effected more this year due to
- This year, real estate values have not grown as expected, resulting
in more losses when taking into account inflation, salaries,
and health care and fuel cost increases.
- The School Board has developed a
budget to provide the world class education your students need to be
successful. Anticipated revenues are $1.3 million less than
the proposed budget. The budget is already "bare bones,"
our students cannot get the education they require and deserve for any
WHAT IS AT STAKE?
The School Board is
considering these CUTS to deal with the revenue
Charging to participate in athletic
Charging for school bus transportation
Larger class sizes
Elimination of new textbook
Elimination of electives or
- Elimination of Strings programs
HOW YOU CAN
MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Your support is critical! We need
your help to communicate the following MESSAGE:
public education - strong public schools makes for strong communities
fund the School Board's requested budget (knowing that significant cuts
have already been made)
form of communication is better than nothing.
your supervisor know you care, and are paying attention.
the following, in order of importance:
- EMAIL, CALL, and WRITE
ALL members of the
Board of Supervisors (see above).
your support before the Board of Supervisors - attend these public
hearings on budget issues (see dates above). We need to pack the
Auditorium in support of education funding!
- Write letters to your media stating your concern and
support for public education.
Huffard Kegley Scott
ACPS Parent Council, firstname.lastname@example.org