flptaPlease Call Gov. Rick Scott at (850) 488-7146 or email him at rick.scott@eog.myflorida.com to demand a veto on the proposed school budget (HB7069). There is also a petition you can review and sign. If you need some inspiration on what to say, please read this article or what the Florida PTA has to say, or cite some of these statistics:
 An increase in state funding per student of $24 is the lowest it’s been in ten years.
With inflation, this meager $24 per student amounts to a funding cut.
The state began its deliberations over the budget with a $3 billion surplus.

HB 7069 siphons money to Charter Schools, which defunds critical areas in the Public School sector. Charter Schools are campaigning and dropping off thousands of letters, giving students volunteer hour credits for writing in support of HB7069.

This is so detrimental to all of Florida that all Florida School Superintendents mutually  presented a letter to the Governor citing their concerns. Please, read the letter, which contains more sobering details.

Our children, our school, our community needs you to act, today. Please, sign this petition, email, call, write. Many individuals in our SoFla community may feel afraid to call a government official because they might be here on a Visa, etc. This is why those of us that can speak critique without impunity must act.

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