We have all heard that our schools are facing unprecedented cuts in the funding they receive from the state. In their April 28 guest column, school board members Joel Peterson and Scott Tracy gave us a snapshot of what to expect if we can’t raise enough funds to offset the $2.4 million in cuts.
They also mention that the Task Force is currently conducting an aggressive campaign to educate school families as to the grim reality of our budget cutbacks. To get our schools back to the ideal standards that were established three years ago, we would need to raise $6 million.
Six million dollars is a lot of money, but I believe that we as a community can raise this amount. I believe the more the community is educated, the more it will donate. People in the community need to know exactly what programs will be funded, and at what dollar amounts. Tracy and Peterson only tell us what programs will be saved at the $2.4-million level.