Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tell Your Delegate to Fix the House Budget!

Despite improving revenues on the state level, the proposed House Budget Bill, HB1500, continues to inflict permanent damage to the Standards of Quality, the school funding formula in Virginia. Despite the fact that Virginia now ranks 38th in the nation in state funding per pupil, the house budget makes the following permanent cuts:

• Eliminates funding for resource teachers (art, music and PE) in grades six and seven

• Eliminates funding for school buses

• Reduces funding for text books

• Cuts Pre-K funding

As Virginia’s finances improve, we should be repairing the damage done to your schools by the deep cuts of the recessionary years. We should not be making additional cuts.

Please urge your delegate to restore these cuts and to begin repairing the damage done to our schools.

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