By Boris Chumak
For the past few weeks, there have been alarming concerns from D.C. teachers about the FY 2013 Initial Budget Allocations for public schools.
With some schools facing severe budget cuts of as much as $1 million, D.C. students will lose crucial educators and support staff including special education coordinators, librarians and media specialists.
Related Service providers including school psychologists, SAM coordinators, social workers, speech and language pathologist and school counselors are invited to join WTU President Nathan A. Saunders on Tuesday, March 27 at 4:30 p.m. at THEARC for a city-wide meeting to discuss major education changes to special education by DCPS.
The D.C. City Council will hold a hearing on Wednesday, March 28 at 11:30 a.m. on the FY 2013 Budget for Public Education where WTU President Nathan Saunders will testify to protect and support the interests of D.C. teachers. Share your concerns and describe the impact of the FY 2013 budget on your school and students in a brief survey.
Local politicians—who vote on school budgets, closing of schools and chartering of public schools—must know the damage it is causing to our city’s most precious asset, our students.