"Our Kids Can't Wait, Restore Education Funding"
Kentucky’s General Assembly has convened as of Tuesday, January 7 and your help is needed. As part of a statewide initiative, please deliver the following message to your Senator and Representative by telephone on January 7: Our Kids Can’t Wait. They have only one chance for a quality education. Stop the education cuts and restore education funding. Specifically, we need the General Assembly to:
• Restore funding for the basic school funding formula to 2008-09 levels
• Restore support for textbooks, preschool, safe schools programs, teachers’ professional development, and tutoring to 2007-08 levels
• Provide funding for technology to increase capacity and speed so students can connect to the instructional tools they need
The Kentucky Education Action Team (KEAT), an advocacy group representing all public education groups, is spearheading the campaign. Please lend your voice to the campaign by making a quick phone call to your legislators in Frankfort. Your message will be added to the thousands of educators and citizens calling in this day. At the end of the day, the number of calls will help determine the amount of attention devoted to education funding during this legislative session.
You can leave a message for both your Senator and Representative at (800) 372-7181.
Here is the link to information regarding
the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy (KCEP) budget
briefing on January 24:
All Clothing Assistance Program appointments must be
made by family resource coordinators. We do not take
walk-ins, every person
Take Your Family To School Week - February 17-21, 2014
December 2013 - January 2014
It is a great time for Parent Teacher Association (PTAs) to do a midyear evaluation. The following are a few items you want to assess:
ü How are you doing towards your membership goals? Start planning a membership campaign for January- New Year - New Opportunities!
ü Your budget may need to be amended because your fundraiser did much better than you predicted or the cost of something is going to be more than you initially thought.
ü Evaluate your upcoming projects and programs to be sure you are meeting the needs to help increase student achievement and success.
ü Are you using your newsletter or website or social media to inform your school community about the things your PTA has accomplished or is upcoming?
Also do not forget middle and high school registration and application period for the 2014-15 school year goes through Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. Any students who have moved, students new to the district, and any student interested in an optional program, magnet program, magnet school or a high school career theme may apply. For more information on middle and high optional programs, magnet programs and schools, contact the JCPS Optional, Magnet, and Advance Programs Office at (502) 485-3323. For general information or questions, please contact the Student Assignment Office at (502) 485-6250. http://www.jefferson.kyschools.us/Showcase/index.html
The holiday season is upon us, so be sure to take some time to celebrate with your family. Best wishes for a healthy and happy new year!
15th District PTA - 319 South 15th Street - Louisville, KY 40203 - (502) 485-3535