Last week MCEA members, wearing “red for ed,” packed the school board budget hearing to express our concerns over the budget and programs that affect our members and our students. We spoke out for, among other things, a budget that works for all students, programs that reflect student, community and educator voice, and arts funding that’s equitable across the county.
The fight isn’t over. Montgomery County is facing a $120 million shortfall for the 2018/19 school year. Across the county, every department is making cuts. The county executive has proposed a budget with a $25 million cut. Imagine trying to do our jobs with so much less.
That’s why MCEA members are gearing up again to speak out for funding that works for our members and our students. Join your fellow members and me on Wednesday, January 24th, at 7:00 pm at the Mid County Recreation Center, 2004 Queensguard Rd, Silver Spring, for Ike Leggett’s Budget Town Hall.
There’s no better voice for public education than the people doing the work!
Please click here to sign up for the County Exec Town Hall.
MCEA has the power to make change in this county when we stand together.