John Adams PTA,
PTAC is looking for people who will speak at the community meeting. If you are not interested in speaking, please just SHOW UP to support our schools!
Action Item: Sign Up to Speak!!
Please this is vital. City Council truly talleys up how many people they hear from on issues like this.
MARCH 13TH - 4pm to close - Budget Public Hearing - Council Chambers 301 King Street. This is the opportunity to speak and to show up in force!! This is an opportunity to share public testimony on your concerns about not fully funding the budget. Parents, kids and neighbors - friends - any willing citizen (and any willing teachers!). Let Council know about your concerns as a taxpayer, voter and someone who cares about the schools. We really need a large turn out. This will be important because everyone else comes too. Don’t let us be drowned out!
Please we need representation from all schools. Please let me know who is coming.
Sign Up at: http://survey.alexandriava.gov/s3/City-Council-Speakers-Form
Unless you are President of a Committee (PTA President), you will have three minutes (five if you are a President).
· Speak frankly
· Speak clearly
· Paint a picture of the concern
· Don’t all tell the same story
· Talk about the impact to you or your children, etc.
· Provide written testimony - this can be more in-depth than your statement
· Offer solutions - inclusion in bond, prioritization with other projects, impact on property values - just examples
If someone says that they can not make the meeting - please ask them to write. Samples of comments and information are found on our website - www.fullyfundacps.com
There are people planning to show up to talk against funding the schools and we need to balance them out.
Attached is the budget calendar with upcoming events http://www.acps.k12.va.us/budgets/op2018/budget-calendar.pdf
This not the last hurdle of the year, but it is one of the most important.
Aimee L. Dalton
John Adam’s Elementary School PTA President 2016-2017