Let's Get Our Voices Heard:

On Tuesday, February 5th from 6:30-8:00pm at Southridge High School, Scholls Heights Principal, Sheila Baumgardner has invited State Representative Tobais Read and State Senator Mark Hass to an open community forum.


This is a CALL TO ACTION. A call to be heard by those who have the power to influence state education funding. 

On Tuesday, February 5th from 6:30-8:00pm at Southridge High School, Scholls Heights Principal, Sheila Baumgardner has invited State Representative Tobais Read and State Senator Mark Hass to an open community forum. The purpose of this event is for our district state legislators, to hear first hand from their constituents about the daily realities of state budget cuts to education. In turn, we want to hear from them, what they plan to do about it.

We all grumble to each other about what it is like to have over 30 kids in a classroom; where they can hardly move, where the teacher tries their best to give each child the attention they deserve, where just the noise of every day activity has suddenly become a huge distraction. Let’s take time out from grumbling to each other and talk with those who can make a difference.

We have a Governor who is ready to make hard decisions when it comes prioritizing education funding. In his State of the State Address this month, Governor Kitzhaber, said “It is clear to me that the entire enterprise of public education is underfunded at all levels. And it’s also clear that we can’t meet our 40-40-20 goals without a significant reinvestment of resources into the classroom”. He went on to say, “we need to make room in our current budget to being reinvesting in the classroom...” (To read the entire State of the State Address visit: http://www.oregon.gov/gov/media_room/Pages/speeches/StateoftheState2013.aspx).

Both Mark Hass & Tobais Reed have said strengthening Oregon’s education system is a priority. Let’s show them it is a priority for us as well.  Help make this a STANDING ROOM ONLY EVENT and show our legislators we are serious about the need for education funding reform in our state.

Let's Get our Voices Heard 
Date: February 5th, 2013
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Place: Southridge High School Community Room


Posted by Jennifer Bridgewater (bridgewater@pacificu.edu) on Jan 29, 2013 at 2:57 PM

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