FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 8, 2010
Contact: Julie White, firstname.lastname@example.org, (916) 329-3832
On March 4, 2010 ACSA and other members of the Education Coalition of California plan to “Start the Day for Students.” We encourage superintendents, principals, and other school administrators to join us and to help organize and lead events in school communities on the morning of March 4, 2010 to call attention to devastating cuts to public schools.
Public education has become the target of unprecedented budget cuts with $17 billion in cuts over the last two years, and the governor has proposed another $2.4 billion in cuts in his 2010-11 state budget plan. It’s time for our elected leaders to come up with a solution to our state’s chronic budget problems without jeopardizing our students and our state’s future.
In public polls, voters have said time and again that education funding should not be subjected to any cuts – and yet, California public schools have been subjected to 60 percent of the cuts, even though education funding only makes up 40 percent of the state budget.
ACSA and the Education Coalition of California are joining with other education organizations, labor unions, higher education faculty and staff, and students in a statewide day of action for our students on March 4.
While “Start the Day for Students” will be a part of a larger day of protests across the state, we encourage ACSA members and other school leaders to plan events in the morning to make it easier for educators, parents, students and entire school communities to participate and to capitalize on early morning news coverage.
Education Coalition press release in support of local events.
Sample resolution showing school district support of "Start the Day for Students."
Ideas for school leaders on activities to participate in "Start the Day for Students."
For more information about March 4 and “Start the Day for Students,” please contact ACSA’s Julie White at email@example.com.