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The Kent County Commissioners need to know that we support our schools and educators.

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Please take a moment to sign the petition and the following letter will be sent to the Kent County Commissioners -

Dear Commissioners Fithian, Pickrum and Short,

I am writing to express my support of Kent County Public schools.

I am asking you (the officials we elected to oversee the health and prosperity of our county) to demonstrate leadership and advocacy on behalf of our schools, educators, and elected School Board by:

- Prioritizing funding and support for public education in the 2016 Comprehensive Plan for Kent County
- Restoring the school district fund balance, thus giving the School Board discretion to use funds as needed without having to submit requests to you on a case-by-case basis
- Increasing the annual school budget, thus allowing the School Board to proactively improve our schools and providing the resources needed to return basic services that have been recently cut

Until our schools are better funded and until the people we elect to oversee the welfare of our schools are given the freedom they need to make the best decisions for the benefit of our students, our schools have no chance to emerge as the pillar of community strength and economic development they can and should be.

Our schools need your support now. Please do the right thing for today’s students and for the future of our community.

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About SOS

The Support Our Schools (SOS) Initiative is a grassroots awareness and advocacy effort devoted to increasing awareness of and support for the needs, challenges, and untapped potential of our public school system—both for the sake of the current student population and for its opportunity to serve as a catalyst for economic development.

Our Objectives:

  • Prioritizing funding and support for public education in the 2016 Comprehensive Plan for Kent County
  • Raising awareness of the fact that strong public schools are essential to attracting young families to the county—thereby bolstering our economy, increasing real estate values, and revitalizing our workforce
  • Restoring the school district fund balance and giving our elected School Board discretion to use funds as needed without having to appeal to the Commissioners on a case-by-case basis
  • Increasing the annual school budget which will allow the School Board to proactively improve our schools and provide the resources needed to return basic services that have been recently cut

Visit our website for more information - KCPSSOS.COM



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