Education Committee Events: 3/20; 3/22

Private school tuition organization (STO) tax credits: TELL THEM VOTE on SB1467.” Private school tuition organization (STO) tax credits operate on auto pilot without accountability or budget controls. They reduce state revenues while subsidizing private schools with no evidence of benefits to Arizona’s educational success and no movement toward closing our achievement gap for students growing up in low income families. Senator Yarbrough’s bill will expand this program and drain even more funds from public schools.

Tues. March 20 noon-1:30pm Prescott Community Outreach Program on Funding preK-12 Education at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Jack R. Hunt Student Union Hangar, 3700 Willow Creek Rd., PrescottThis is a presentation and action-focused discussion on the recommendations from the 110th Town Hall of Funding preK-12 Education. Host, Dr. Frank Ayers, Chancellor, ERAU.  Presenters: Rosemary Agneessens, Community Organizer, Rural AZ Schools Coalition; Marty Grossman, Council member, Town of Prescott Valley; Joe Howard, Superintendent, Prescott Unified School Dist.; Tara Jackson, President, AZ Town Hall; Billie Orr, Council member, City of Prescott.  Lunch will be served, $15 per person.  Students free.  If you choose not to have lunch, program is free.  RSVP to AZ Town Hall at 602-252-9600 AND email to Prescott Indivisible Education Team

Another important event, March 22, Las Fuentes starting at 6 p.m. Prescott Education Advocacy Council (PEAC) is sponsoring an event so that Jim Hall of the Arizona Charter School Acountability group can give us definitive information about the underfunding of public schools. This is an important information gathering meeting for those who are as concerned about School Accountability as  WE are!