Trust Elected School Boards!
Tell your legislators: Local control is best!
Part of an omnibus motion approved by the Joint Finance Committee on Monday would tie the hands of local school boards when it comes to raising funds to keep schools afloat for students.
Join public school advocates in telling your elected officials to reject these restrictions, so our students have the schools and resources they need to succeed.
Email Your Representatives Now! Tell them local control is best!
The provision tucked inside the state K-12 budget proposal passed by the budget-writing committee:
- Limits school referenda for operating expenses outside of revenue caps or issue bonds to being held only on spring or fall primary and general election dates, or on the second Tuesday of November in odd-numbered years, beginning January 1, 2018.
- Restricts districts to holding referenda on two dates per year; and
- Establishes conditions for districts that experience natural disasters to seek additional funds to help in recovery.
You elect a school board to do what’s best for local students, and state politicians should not usurp their role! Email your legislators now!