We have a unique opportunity this year to ensure our public schools begin to truly heal from the destructive cuts dealt to them by the Florida Legislature since 2007.
The staffing plan for Marion County Public Schools restores full time art and music teachers next year...if the legislature can make the small investment required this year. Sign our petition to Marion County's legislative delegation and demand a restoration of investment in our public schools.
We the undersigned urge you as Marion County's representatives in Tallahassee to restore investment in our local public schools. Since 2007, our community has lost more than $50 million, threatening art, music, libraries, reading coaches, tutoring, after school programs and more.
Florida's new budget surplus, in addition to unclosed tax exemptions and loopholes, provide you with another opportunity to do the right thing by our community and our public schools. Just a small investment this year alone will allow Marion County Public Schools to restore full time art and music teachers to our schools.
It's time to move forward make a renewed investment in Marion County's future.