Message from Beth Kontos
It’s the end of September. At this time last year I wrote to you about our back to school events, book fairs, and the culminating work on the Student Opportunity Act. This year we face a very different beginning to our new school year as we face the Covid-19 pandemic and an uncertain budget season that has already halted our school improvement plans. Level-funding based on last year’s school budget numbers is not the support our students and educators need. We are joining with our Raise Up Massachusetts partners around the state in legislative meetings demanding a “Just Recovery”. Rather than cuts to our state budget we need a robust revenue plan to support our public services, like public libraries, the MBTA and regional transit authorities, and public education, both pre K -12 and higher education. The first of these conversations will occur on October 1st with the North Shore legislators. Register HERE.