Thank you to the PTA of Dr. Michael Conti PS #5 School for this information & advocacy.
We are asking all concerned parents, residents, and taxpayers who care about our public schools to send an email to the Board of Education and Superintendent Walker to demand that Jersey City #FundOurSchools. The Superintendent can propose a budget that funds; the Board of Education has the authority and the mandate to approve it.
It's ideal to send individual emails. Feel free to copy and paste the email below. However, we realize time is tight, so if you want, you can also send a single email using the form below.
What Should the Email Say:
Below is a template email you can use - feel free to edit and make it your own! The email contains facts and figures that are referenced on this page.
PS #5 PTA Campaign:
Tell the Board of Education: We need $50 Million Invested in This Year's Budget
The PTA Advocacy Team at Dr. Michael Conti PS #5 School created this "Call to Action" email campaign ahead of the 2020 schools budget season that we can share with the Board of Education and Superintendent Walker. I am sharing on CivicParent to help spread the word & the advocacy.
You can use the automated email below, which will send the note (which you are free to customize). If you don't want to send to all of those individuals at once, simply copy/paste the note below into your email. All the BOE officials' contact information is provided below for your reference.
Advocate in the manner you feel most comfortable!
Value & Empower Our Public Schools By Locally Funding Them in the 2020 BudgetRead or edit the petition
If you check the "opt-in" box above, you'll be kept in the loop on advocacy updates. Otherwise, your email will not be used.
Board of Education Trustees:
Additional resources about Jersey City's funding crisis
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Jersey City's Public School Funding Crisis - A Civic Overview from NJ Together
Learn more at NJTogether.org/Education.
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