WHO WILL SPEAK FOR THE STUDENTS?On Wednesday, March 26th, the members of the Board of Supervisors will hear from county residents about the budget and the proposed tax rate. We'll hear about proffers, storm-water run off, and the negative impact of an expanding local government. Many speakers will continue to encourage that we all do "more with less".
The schools in Chesterfield County have lost over $60,000 million in funding over the last 5 years. Class sizes have grown, courses and electives have been cancelled and the workforce has not seen any improvements in take home pay since 2008.
The BOS budget used to invest 44% of its revenue with CCPS. That is now down to 41%. At the same time the student population is more challenging; more students come from poverty, face English language barriers, and start school unprepared.
YOUR VOICE IS NEEDED TO SUPPORT OUR SCHOOLS!
Attend the public hearing on Wednesday, March 26, at 6:30 P.M.
E-mail your representative so they know you will support increased funding for CCPS. Sign the petition and share the link with your friends and neighbors http://bit.ly/bospetition