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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

More equitable treatment for Charter schools
AnnaVenger passed on the following letter
Dear Parent,

I am asking you to support House Bill 422 by contacting your state representative and state senator ASAP. The House Revenue and Finance Committee will have a hearing on this bill Wednesday, May 31 at 3:00 PM. HB 422 provides $750 per student per year in Delaware’s public charter schools. Charter schools are the only public schools that do not receive this “bricks and mortar” funding. Charters must use operating funds to pay for capital expenses. Presently traditional public schools receive approximately $1410 per student annually.

Call, fax, or e-mail your state legislators to request their support for HB 422. If you do not know your elected officials you can go to www.congress.org and click on “state officials” on the left side of the home page. Select “Delaware”. Click on “My Elected Officials” at the bottom of the page. Enter your street address and city. Your state senator and representative will be displayed at the bottom of the page.

Help us to eliminate this unfairness toward charter schools. Support HB 422.


Ronald R. Russo
This bill is only logical, except that it doesn't treat charter schools the same as other public schools. Unfortunately, logic may not carry the day in the General Assembly. Make your calls.

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