From Harford County Education Association President Ryan Burbey:
Dear Concerned Citizens,
It is extremely important that we act to support funding our schools. I am asking you to complete a few simple tasks that will help us to fight for the funding that HCPS desperately needs.
–Attend the County Executive’s Budget Hearing on Jan. 28th 6PM at Aberdeen High School. Bring your family. Ask your friends, extended family and neighbors to come. We need to show community support for education. If you plan to speak, come early to sign up.
–If you have not already signed our petition for education funding follow this link and sign it now. Please also send this petition to all your email contacts.
–Join our FaceBook page Harford Students Count on Us https://www.facebook.com/pages/Harford-Students-Count-on-Us/112404392106446?fref=ts
–Email County Executive David Craig telling him to fully fund the education budget. Follow this link and click on Email County Executive. Write how the lack of funding is hurting students, your family and our schools. If you would rather just cut and paste an email, below is the text of an email you can send. Put FUND THE 2013-14 HCPS BUDGET in the subject line:
“I am asking you to fund the Proposed 2013-14 HCPS Budget. HCPS is currently one of the lowest funded school systems in Maryland. HCPS desperately needs funds to maintain the instructional program and fulfill obligations to school system employees. Our children deserve quality schools. Building quality schools for the 21st century is not possible without adequate funding. Show that education is your number one priority by funding the Proposed 2013-14 HCPS Budget.”
If we do not act to support increased funding for our schools, it will result in cuts which will negatively impact HCPS students and our community. Please share this email with all your contacts. Thank you for your commitment to education.