CONTACT YOUR SENATORS
Support SB 1552. This bill helps to recruit highly qualified teachers and to fund districts to provide community support services for struggling public schools. It maintains local district responsibility for our schools and requires accountability.
Oppose SB 796. This is the High Impact Charter Organization bill. It would turn public schools over to private corporations to run turn around schools. These charters have high student attrition rates in other states. The bill is basically the same as the House bill for Schools of Hope. The bill exempts teachers and administrators from certification, requires districts to share space in under enrolled or closed district schools with private companies, gives five year contract to private, non profit charter management firms, and designs a performance measure rather than school grades for accountability.