FROM FRIENDS OF KENT COUNTY SCHOOLS
SENATE PLAN WOULD ALLOW UNLIMITED NUMBER OF CHARTER SCHOOLS
Contact your Senator today!
Today, the Senate Education Committee may be voting on legislation that would be a financial disaster for school districts and an academic disaster for Michigan parents and students.
If this legislation is voted on in committee, every indication is that the Senate may try to schedule a vote on the floor soon after the committee vote.
This legislation seeks to remove the overall cap on charter schools in the state; create a new class of charter schools, "conversion schools" which can be created at the instigation of the teachers or parents of a traditional public school; remove limits on the number of recently-introduced "cyber schools"; and require school districts to accept non-resident students under "schools of choice" if they have the capacity.
IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT SENATORS HEAR FROM YOU ABOUT THE PROBLEMS THIS BILL WILL CAUSE FOR YOUR SCHOOL DISTRICT.
Please take a moment to e-mail your state legislators and encourage them to oppose these bills. Tell them that in combination with the 2011-13 state budget, this legislation threaten the state's promise to provide youth with a quality education. TAKE ACTION and contact your lawmakers.
Contact Friends of Kent County Schools