Help Needed!!!! Spread the Word Immediately!!!! Charter School $$$ Draining $350 Million from Our Public Schools!
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I have an important request - we need your help in pushing phone calls to our senators. Please, please share this asap, far and wide. Millions of dollars are at stake!
Be sure to include a special call to Senate Majority Leader John J. Flanagan at 631-361-2154!
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I am outraged by your decision to bring Betsy DeVos-style charter proposals to New York, as laid out in the Senate one-house budget.
Your plan to unfreeze charter tuitions and give charters more money for staff and building aid will drain $350 million from New York's public schools and will send that money to corporate charter bank accounts.
That's money that otherwise would go to our neighborhood/ district public schools.
This drain on public schools will only get worse because you want to eliminate the current charter cap, creating an unlimited number of unregulated charter schools.
You cannot let this happen. Protect the public schools in your district. Do not be the one to bring Betsy DeVos' failed education agenda to New York.
**** Be sure to include a special call to Senate Majority Leader John J. Flanagan at 631-361-2154! ****
Stop the DeVostation to New York School Districts
This chart shows how much 20 selected school districts – and your students -- would lose if Senate Republicans are successful. The Senate GOP wants to unfreeze charter tuition payments; require your local school districts to double-pay by absorbing the cost of charter school support staff; and provide new statewide building aid. This new giveaway to charters would come at the expense of the state's needed investment in Foundation Aid, which is used to benefit all school districts and help the vast majority of students who attend neighborhood public schools.
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Please note that the rally that was scheduled on Friday, March 24 in Suffolk County at State Senate Majority Leader, John Flanagan's office has been postponed until further notice.
The rally in Nassau County at State Senator Elaine Phillips office at 252 Mineola Blvd. is still on for Friday, March 24 from 4-5 pm. Please let your head building representative know if you will be going. Signs will be provided.
Public education needs your help in fighting the one house budget that is redirecting millions to charter schools. If at all possible, please attend one of the rallies listed below. There is one in Nassau and one in Suffolk.
In addition, especially if these individuals are your senators, make a call to demand that they support public education and stop giving money to charter schools.
State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan-
Long Island number- 631-361-2154
Albany number- 518-455-2071
State Senator Elaine Phillips-
Long Island number- 516-746-5924
Albany number- 518-453265
Don't be fooled that this will not impact "schools like ours". A parent in our District can choose to attend a charter and if accepted, our District pays. With increased funding and the charter cap lifted, charters will be popping up with different "specialties" in order to attract attention. This isn't about improving public education-it's about profiting off of public education dollars.
We must stay vigilant.
After faxing and calling since the Senate Republicans one house budget was released last week, NYSUT is now asking us to ramp up the pressure on several Senate Republicans around the state given their position on handing out millions in additional aid to charters and removing the cap on charters.
Its time to let them Hear our Voice.
This Friday, March 24th at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Suffolk-rally in front of State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan- 260 E Main St #203, Smithtown, NY 11787
Nassau- Rally in front of State Senator Elaine Phillips - 252 Mineola Boulevard, Mineola, NY 11501-2421
The New York State Senates one house budget bill promotes the corporate charter school industry at the expense of our public schools. Some of the most egregious parts of this budget bill include:
Increase the dollars the local school district has to pay for each charter enrollee.
Eliminates the cap on charter schools; fueling expansion.
Increase the amount of money to faculty at charters which is in addition to the extra per student increase they will
receive this year.
Building aid (for charters) increases is expanded beyond NYC.
This all comes at a cost to our schools and more importantly the students - our children - that attend. Presently the public schools are owed millions of dollars from Albany and the charter schools are sitting on unlimited reserves (something public schools cannot do).
Please come with signs and your voices!!!
Long Island Political Organizer
I am very pleased to announce the recipients of this years' BMUST awards, chosen by their peers in the buildings and by members of the Board of Trustees. Each award winner will be honored at the Annual BMUST Awards Dinner Dance.
Richard Anderson & Jessica Cimmino (Posthumous Awards) - Grand Avenue Middle School
Darlene Boden - Meadowbrook Alternative Program
Jason Elias - Calhoun High School
David Kommor - Mepham High School
Lisa Scherer - Kennedy High School
Lisa Shapiro - Merrick Avenue Middle School
LOU DeFILIPPO OUTSTANDING UNION SERVICE AWARD:
Heather Castellano – Mepham High School
PARA SPECIAL SERVICE AWARD:
Laura O’Callaghan – Merrick Avenue Middle School
PRESIDENT’S CHOICE AWARD:
Bruce Reed – Kennedy High School
PATRICIA CHRISTY OUTSTANDING RETIREE AWARD:
COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD:
Community Cupboard Staff:
Darlene Boden - Meadowbrook Alternative Program
Catrina Christensen - Meadowbrook Alternative Program
Karin McMahon – Mepham High School
Tiffany Rzempoluch - Meadowbrook Alternative Program
FRIEND OF EDUCATION AWARD:
Senator Todd Kaminsky – 9th Senate District