Monday, August 30, 2010

Welcome Back to School!!

2010/11 is going to prove to be a great educational opportunity for your EGRPS student/s but it can also be a great learning opportunity for you too! Our local media have been working hard all summer with in-depth articles about school funding and how to make it work in this changed economy that we are living in here in Michigan. I encourage you to take a serious look at these articles and look for comments in this space weekly over the school year.

Our plan for this school year:

  •  We plan to discuss and interpret school funding issues as they affect us in EGRPS and in the State of Michigan. We will review these issues with the EGRPS administration and school board and bring you the best information as it affects you and your student/s.
  • We plan to bring you a Candidate Forum in October with the candidates for the House 86th District.
  • We plan to off you an opportunity to meet with State Senator Mark Jansen who is both our Senator and a leader on the Senate Education Committee in Lansing.

What we are asking of you:

  •  Watch for Legislative Committee updates in your building newsletter.

  •  Please attend your PTA meetings in order to get updates from Superintendant Shubel, from the School Board and from your Legislative Committee Representative.

  •  Please read the articles from the Grand Rapids Press about consolidation and the series by Michigan Radio on Michigan school funding. Educate yourself on the issues.

  •  Watch this site for at least bi-weekly updates. 
Lucy Lafleur

 Chair EGRPS Legislative Committee