Educators have been subsidizing our school system’s budget for to long. Educators are spending hundreds, and some, thousands of dollars, of their own money buying supplies and technology for their classrooms.
|$109 Million Dollars is not enough to operate New Bedford Public Schools.|
|How can we as a school system, provide our students with the educational services they need and deserve when we are losing so many dedicated educators and support staff?|
Minimum Net School Spending is just THAT! It’s the minimum a school system gets to operate. That isn’t enough.
|Our school system needs more financial support from the City.|
|Many or our schools are using outdated books or do not have not enough books, and in some cases, have no books.|
|Why are we spending millions of dollars on a Charter School that hasn’t produced any results – but instead siphons our financial resources?|
We need to support all of our schools, programs, and departments.
|The Innovation School will still be offering all the wonderful things they promised at the expense of every other child and teacher in the district.|
|Our children are depending on us.|
|How is it fair that every other school in the district is facing drastic cuts – that people across our district are losing their jobs but the innovation school is hiring?|
|We shouldn’t be creating new schools when just two days ago we were talking about the possibility closing 3 small schools.|
Where is the United Interfaith Political Action Group?
Where is the Education Roundtable?
Why aren’t they writing letters to the Standard Times asking the School Committee and the City Council to properly fund our Schools?
We thank Mayor Mitchell, Dr. Larry Finnerty, Dr. John Fletcher, Mr. Bruce Oliveira, and Mr. Jack Nobrega, who voted in favor of allowing a committee of the City Council to meet at least quarterly with the School Committee Finance Committee to discuss the School Department budget throughout the year.