Ours is a simple request. Our petition requests the commissioners meet the school system’s budget request.
On Monday, April 25, 2016, the commissioners voted to approve a preliminary budget that was $3.5m short of the school system’s request. Neither was any consideration offered to the school system’s ability to offer year-over-year raises to its employees. In short, the same thing that has happened for the past six years — the school system having to go back and make cuts to its preliminary budget to account for the lack of funding. We know that any more cuts will be painful to our students, teachers, other school system employees and community.
If you have signed our funding petition in the last month, either on paper or online, thanks! If not, please:
- Print the Petition to Fund Our Schools
- Gather signatures from family, friends, neighbors. If you can get more than ten signatures, print extra copies of page 2. Don’t forget to sign it yourself!
- Return the signed petition before May 12th. Petitions should be mailed to:
Carroll Values Education
3301 Luke Dr.
Westminster, MD 21157
If you prefer to scan and email, send it to us at info @ carrollvalueseducation.com (removing the spaces).
We have an link to sign the petition online, but we encourage people to physically sign one if possible.