Be a Voice for Our Children
Friday, February 20, 3:30 pm, Winona City Hall Council Chambers, 207 Lafayette
Leaders of the three budget committees in the legislature have called a series of town hall meetings to gather public feedback on the Governor's budget proposal. These committees decide how budget cuts are spread across state government and whether the state solves this crisis with cuts alone or whether new revenues are part of the solution. The state budget crisis will have a significant impact on the education of our children. Virtually every school district is planning for significant budget cuts for the 2009-2010 school year. It is critical that parents understand what is happening, how decisions are being made and the impact on our children. We must remind legislators that each child has one chance to be a first grader, one chance to be a senior. We must keep this long-term reality in mind as we try to fix a short term crisis. Please, learn what is happening, the proposal on the table for our schools, and let your voice be heard!