Friday, March 21, 2014

11 days until the final vote on the budget!

Last night, the Board of Supervisors took a straw vote to underfund our schools by $38 million (almost twice the amount from the last two years). This vote puts our entire school system at risk. But the fight isn't over.

Earlier this week, I submitted over 2,800 signatures to the Board of Supervisors calling on them to "invest in a budget that meets the needs of our community, students, and employees in a growing school system." These signatures came from taxpayers, voters, parents, LCPS staff, and community members from all over Loudoun County. It's not too late to get the attention of the Board of Supervisors.

Petition Photo

The final vote on the budget will happen on April 2nd. Between now and then, we need to let the Board of Supervisors know that their straw vote is the wrong choice for our community. We've made it easy for you to make your voice heard. Just click here to write and send your message. If you're having trouble crafting a message, take a look at this great letter to the editor from taxpayer and teacher Carl Mackey published in the Loudoun Times Mirror this week.

The overwhelming engagement from the community throughout this budget process has been amazing. We can't give up in these final 11 days. Let the BOS know you are dissatisfied and that you will hold them accountable! (Please remember to use your personal e-mail account.)

Sincerely,

~Joey

Joey Mathews
President
Loudoun Education Association