PTA Legislative News
Legislative Co-Chairs: Chana Wade and Veronica Sheehan
Cobb Commissioner Proposing Closing East Cobb Library
Cobb Commissioner, JoAnn Birrell, has proposed closing East Cobb Library located at 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More information is available in the Marietta Daily Journal, WABE 90.1 and the AJC.
If you are interested in more details, the Board of Commissioners will be having a public hearing on:
Tuesday, Sept. 12th at 9:00 am
Board of Commissioners Conference Room
2nd Floor, 100 Cherokee St., Marietta Ga. 30090
Dear PTA Advocates,
Federal funding for public education programs has remained at 2% of the federal budget for decades, despite the increase in public school enrollment and the rising cost of education resources and services. This disparity between funding levels and actual costs means that the federal government has essentially enacted cuts to classrooms.
The federal government’s deadline to fund the government for the next year is Sept. 30, 2017. If you would like the United States to have a strong economy powered by a well-educated workforce that can compete on the global stage, then stand with four million parents, teachers, students and community leaders as we demand that Congress “STOP Cuts to Classrooms” and invest more than 2% in public education before the next fiscal year on Oct. 1, 2017.
More details available here!
You Can Help - Take Action:
- Sign the Petition on the National PTA website
- Spread the word by using #STOPCutstoClassrooms on social media
- Contact your Senator & House Representative