education funding

34 petitions

Update posted 1 day ago

Petition to Spusd board member Thompson, SPUSD Board member Kolbeck, SPUSD board member Urias, SPUSD Board president, SPUSD Board member Luna, SPUSD Superintendent

All classrooms at SPUSD need air conditioning

Santa Paula Unified School District need air conditioning. Last week SPUSD's classrooms reached extreme temperatures. I have heard firsthand from teachers that rooms were over 90 degrees even before students were released for "heat days." Students complained how hot classrooms are, and how difficult it was to concentrate in class. This setting is not conducive to learning; it is unsafe and completely unacceptable. The district is allowing themselves to be susceptible to a lawsuit with classrooms at dangerous and extreme temperatures. What is the district going to do to solve this problem? The "heat days," while necessary, are not a long term solution. SPUSD has already exceeded it's 4 negotiated heat days for the year, in the first 13 days of school. It is unacceptable for students to be missing out on instructional minutes, because schools lack an optimal learning environment for students. SPUSD needs air conditioning immediately! Please sign this petition so we can share with the board the number of parents, guardians, and taxpayers that are also concerned with this issue.  Our children need to be in a safe environment where they can learn. CONTACT INFO: Email Addresses: Governing Board: Superintendent: SP You can send to the district.  Santa Paula Unified School District201 S. SteckelSanta Paula, CA 93060Or call:805-933-8802  

Heather Silva
855 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Todd A. Alexander, Danny Grace, Steven L. Paine, Thomas W. Campbell, Dr. Paul L. Hill, Frank Vitale

Wayne, WV BOE Needs to Provide Enough Laptop Chargers for High School Students

      There are several students attending Wayne High School who lack expected supplies for their school-issued laptops to function properly. Students are struggling with classes and assignments because the school has failed to supply all students with laptop chargers.      We are days away from the deadline of the first six weeks, and students are still waiting for their supplies. Many students are expected to purchase their own charger if they have yet to receive one. Wayne High School is a public school and parents/guardians should not be worrying about their children failing classes as a result of a matter they cannot control.      Several accounts have been made of students going to the library in search of a charger; the students were turned away because there were no chargers to give. As a student of this school, I realize it is not a necessity for every student to have their own student-issued laptop, but teachers/administrators assign online assignments or demand a student to watch a specific YouTube video in order to write a report. It's the age of technology, and how are students expected to excel when they are not provided with the criteria needed in order to grow academically? Please help me ensure that every student, despite the challenges they may face, meet the criterion of this generation to excel.

Makaia Smith
284 supporters
Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to Nathan Deal, Richard Woods, Dr. Stephen Robert Green


Dekalb County School District is a Low Performing School System. This is a grand negative impact on the life outcomes of the Children here, the Community, and the local Economy. Developing” and “molding” people to have high potential for success directly affects the U.S.A. – ”Nationwide thousands of Minority Children, still are being Left Behind.   This is the “Achievement Gap”, a national and international issue due to complex issues---A large part being poor local leadership (which leads to poor policy and processes) and (results in/adds to) poor parent involvement.--and Poor Quality Education keeps thousands of children in the cycles of poverty. The EFFECTS of the “Achievement Gap” in Education—in which Black and Latino Children are almost 3 grade levels behind others such as Whites Students and/or Higher Income Students is the “Economic equivalent of a permanent national  recession." This is an emergency. The current school system is A School-to-Prison Pipeline. Strong action by the State School Board and the Governor IS REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY. We WILL Invest in a Better Education today for a Better Community and Economy tomorrow. This petition is a Call for Immediate, effective and SUPERVISED District-Wide improvement Initiatives based on the research article  "Strategies to Improve Low- performing Schools under the Every Student Succeeds Act"  and by implementing the "best practices of high-performing Charters" in all Schools in the Dekalb District:  1. Data-Driven instruction 2. Excellence in teaching and leadership 3. Culture of high expectations 4. Frequent and intensive tutoring, or so-called high-dosage tuoring 5. Extended school day and year In accordance with, immediate and effective District-Wide improvement Initiatives, The Dekalb County School district will make the necessary changes to meet the Standards of Excellence for A Quality Educational System: 1. A Clear and Shared Focus2. High Standards and Expectations for All Students3. Effective School Leadership4. High Levels of Collaboration and Communication5. Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessments Aligned with StateStandards6. Frequent Monitoring of Learning and Teaching7. Focused Professional Development8. Supportive Learning Environment9. High Levels of Family and Community Involvement Larger Expectations: Effective processes for improving schools Expanded perspectives on effective leadership Relational trust (i.e., trusting relationships among person in an organization) Quality instruction, grading practices, and monitoring Professional learning communities Cultural competence and culturally responsive teaching Family and community engagement in schools High school improvement District improvement Need-based allocation of resources (funding, staffing, and support) ---See Nine Characteristics of High Performing Schools by G. Sue Shannon, Ed. D.Senior Researcher/ Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction  for further detail on Characteristics and Expectations.     Immediate Actions and Emphasis on: Transparency with Funding and budget Educational Leaders working with the Community and organizations More Teachers/Staff and more raises for teachers/staff/ and reduction in the number of Cabinet Members Parental Involvement & Parenting Workshops District Wide Community Volunteer Programs    Detailed discussion of progress and accomplishments will be addressed at Monthly Community Discussion Board Meetings; Alternative forms of communication via social media will also be a option.  Reforms will be implemented and sustained with effective processes and adherence to policy.  

Delicia Fenn
15 supporters