Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Agenda for Advocacy by the Kent County Group, Friends of Kent County

Thank you from Friends of Kent County Schools!

At last evening's grassroots meeting, we developed the following goals for the 2011-12 school year:

1.  Advocate for the School Aid Fund to be      
     used only for K-12 funding as intended

2.  Lobby legislators to identify replacement    
     revenue for the personal property tax if    

3.  Delay 2012-13 implementation of all-day 
     every-day kindergarten until the school 
     funding crisis is resolved

4.  Be actively involved in the August 2012 
     Republican and Democratic primaries

5.  Explore partnership with Michigan 
     Communities for Local Control (MCLC), a 
     grassroots organization out of the metro 
     Detroit area
Dr. Mike Shibler, Chairperson
Friends of Kent County Schools