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Public Hearing Tonight on State Budget Cuts for Education

Here’s the info that came home in my child’s backpack yesterday (along with the message that his teacher really wanted me to go to the meeting):

On September 30th at 7:00 p.m., the Virginia Board of Education will host four public hearings across the Commonwealth to hear from YOU and Virginians like you about whether Virginia should lower the Standards of Quality, the minimum foundation of education, in order to balance the budget.  This is the last opportunity to tell the Board how you feel about making permanent cuts to state education funding in Virginia.

When:  September 30, 7:00 p.m. (TONIGHT)

Where: Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School, 1000 North Lombardy St., Richmond.

What: Public Hearing on the Standards of Quality.  Come and provide your public comment (time limit 3 minutes, bring 10 written copies for the Board).

There is also an online petition.  The Alliance for Virginia’s Students will be presenting the petition, signatures, and comments to the Board of Education at the public hearing.

If you have any questions, call Angela Dews, REA President at 804.648.3100 or email her at adews@rea4u.org

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