Support Souderton Area Public Schools
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UPDATE: Here is information that is part of the public record concerning the charter school's financial impact on the disctrict http://bit.ly/1RyhelJ
Please show your support for the Souderton Area traditional public schools and all they have to offer by signing this petition. If the charter school expansion is approved, money that is needed for OUR children in the district will be taken away: $2 million!
If the charter school is not going away (costing us $2.5 million per year) we can at least prohibit its expansion. $2 million will need to come out of our district's budget this coming school year to pay for the expansion, and it will continue to cost us in the coming years. The last time budget cuts were needed, the district cut the 3rd grade instrumental program, kindergarten busing, school sports and other activities among many other things. Imagine even more of these programs being cut in order to support a larger charter school that only benefits a handful of students - some who do not even live in our distrtict! This expansion will not only affect all SASD families, but all taxpayers in the Souderton area if taxes have to be raised to support this expansion! Souderton School District prides itself on all it has to offer to its tax paying citizens. They are doing the best they can despite the State budget freeze for education (55% of the state funding has not been paid yet this year). We can not take on an additional burden of expanding the charter school.
Please sign this petition to show your support for our traditional public schools! If you agree we do NOT need to pay for charter school expansion, please also plan to attend an important board meeting on March 31st at 7pm at the Souderton High School. The more people who attend this meeting to support public education, the better!
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