Tonight from 7 pm to 9 pm, there will be a public forum at Charter Oak Elementary to discuss the Governor’s Budget and its impact on West Hartford with our four Legislative representatives to the State General Assembly (Senator Beth Bye, and Representatives Fleischmann, Verrengia, and Slap)
They need to hear that the budget that Tom presented last night will have significant classroom impacts. There will be many layoffs as a result of tightening and there will be significant increases in class size.
We need to advocate for preserving the legacy of fine education in West Hartford and provide them with compelling arguments against accepting Governor Malloy’s Proposal. (30% pension debt shift to towns, cuts to our ECS grant, etc..)
Just be aware that our legislators did not create the budget proposal. Governor Malloy did.
Also, if you did not already see it on Tom’s message, there is an electronic suggestion box that you can use to make budget related suggestions directly to administration. The email address is . firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope to see you at Charter Oak tonight.