Prep for School Board Meeting

I encouraged my students to be Upstanders this month as part of our Social Issue Book Club Unit. Today I will tell them how I plan to stand up for them by attending tonight’s School Board Meeting. The school budget is being discussed. There isn’t enough money to go around. Cuts are proposed. I made these two signs to hold up at the meeting.

My librarian friend pushed me to attend and speak. I’m orally rehearsing what I’ll say if allowed but thought these signs can show my oppositioin to two of the cuts. I’m feeling empowered. I’m feeling proud. I have the opportunity to stand up for what I know helps the whole child learn. I’m attending my first school board meeting tonight.

10 thoughts on “Prep for School Board Meeting

  1. dianeandlynne says:

    Yes! Speak up. It’s important to be heard. Interestingly enough, I attended a board meeting on Tuesday, just to show moral support for proposed cuts in my former district. I wasn’t allowed to speak since I am not a resident there, but it was empowering to be there, wearing blue, making a silent statement.

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    • sallydonnelly11 says:

      It was such a fascinating meeting. SO many students attended and had signed up to speak. They asked the students to go first. So moving. They shared small moment stories showing how important things that the budget might cut are to them – their minority achievement teacher, Crew, the Outdoor lab and county support to attend TJ Magnet Science school. So glad I could fit in attending.

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    • sallydonnelly11 says:

      It was fascinating. About 40 kids spoke first. I was proud to be a teacher in APS with such well spoken kids talking about how they how funding won’t be cut from Crew, Outdoor Lab, library aides and Minority Acheivement. So glad I took time to attend.

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