Legislative Alerts

March 17, 2016
Kentucky Education Action Team (KEAT)
Weekly Budget Messages: THIRD KEAT ACTION ALERT

For the next three weeks we will be sending you messages regarding the Governor’s proposed education budget cuts. Each week we will focus on a different program that if cut will directly affect our students’ education.

Here is a template letter for the first week’s budget cut. We are asking that you send this letter to your Senator and House of Representative.

  • Feel free to add your own personal experience with each program and more information about how you feel it benefits the state and our children.
  • If you do ask for a response, please make sure to include your email address, phone number, address and/or other contact information.
  • Please share any responses you receive from legislators with Sharon Whitworth, Kentucky PTA Legislative Commissioner at swhitwo1@aol.com.

It is vital that we reach out to our legislatures at this crucial time. We appreciate all that you do for the children of Kentucky.

Cherie Dimar,
Kentucky PTA President
THIRD KEAT ACTION ALERT

 

March 9, 2016
KEAT Weekly Budget Messages:

For the next three weeks we will be sending you messages regarding the Governor’s proposed education budget cuts. Each week we will focus on a different program that if cut will directly affect our students’ education.
Included with this letter is a template letter for the first week’s budget cut.  We are asking that you send this letter to your Senator and House of Representative.

  • Feel free to add your own personal experience with each program and more information about how you feel it benefits the state and our children.
  • If you do ask for a response, please make sure to include your email address, phone number, address and/or other contact information.
  • Please share any responses you receive from legislators with Sharon Whitworth, Kentucky PTA Legislative Commissioner at swhitwo1@aol.com .

It is vital that we reach out to our legislatures at this crucial time. We appreciate all that you do for the children of Kentucky.

Cherie Dimar,
Kentucky PTA President
KEAT Budget Advocacy Message – Template Letter
KEAT message from Cherie Dimar

URGENT ALERT

Please contact your legislators TODAY.  Tell them NO to Education Cuts that are in Governor Bevin’s proposed budget.  The Governor is imposing a 4.5% cut during the current school year and has proposed an additional 9% cut for Kentucky Department of Education in his 2016-2018 biennial budget recommendation.

Kentucky’s per pupil expenditure is $1,260 less than the national average.  Only 15.8% of students go to a district at or above the national average.

Since FY2008, P-12 education in KY has been cut 12.1% per student. (10th worst in the nation)

Since FY2009, P-12 education has been reduced approximately $300 million over 7 mandated cuts.

Reductions in the next biennium will not only result in a reduction of programs and services but will impact local school district personnel.  We do not want to see cuts in Preschool, Textbooks, Safe Schools, Gift and Talented, Extended School Services, Professional Development and our Family Resource/Youth Service Centers.

Please call (800) 372-7181 and ask legislators to restore funding cuts to the Kentucky Department of Education.  Ask the operator to connect you with your representatives and also the leadership in both the Kentucky House and Senate.

We need to invest in our children who are our future.  Everychild, one voice.  Let’s make this happen.

Urgent Legislative Alert 2016