Thursday, April 14, 2011

Our school students and teachers need our support. Important meeting regarding public school budget - come on out April 20- 6:30 PM, KFHA

We all know that improving our public schools is one of the most important keys to successful business and community development.  Our state is facing a budget crisis that will endanger the viability of public education statewide with even a more direct impact on the children growing up in our county. The legislature and our governor is literally putting our educational system back into the dark ages.

Governor Rick Scott's original budget plan called for public education to absorb about 72% of his proposed budget cuts even though public schools only account for 29% of state spending. While lawmakers have not completely embraced the Governor's plan, Miami-Dade County Public School officials last week projected the District will have to deal with $144 million in cuts.

Community Newspapers, Kendall Gazaette, has an article available online providing more information.  CLICK HERE to view this article.

The Kendall Federation of Homeowner Associations is hosting a community meeting during which Miami Dade County Public School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho will brief residents on the budget situation on April 20th.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Hammocks Middle School, 9889 Hammocks Boulevard (SW 150th Avenue at Kendall Drive). The school is located on Hammocks Boulevard between SW 104th Street and Kendall Drive.  

I hope to see you there,

Eugene Flinn

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