SUPPORT OUR SCHOOLS - SAVE TEACHERS, PROGRAMS & TOOLS PETITION
We recognize that Goochland County is facing significant revenue reductions for the 2011 fiscal year, and we appreciate the budget constraints this places on both the County and the School Board. However, we cannot support the proposed School Board budget, which cuts to the core of our school system. The proposed School Board budget does not accurately reflect the publicly-expressed budget priorities of the parents and residents of Goochland County, which are: 1. TEACHERS: Preserve classroom teaching positions and current pupil/teacher ratios. 2. PROGRAMS: Preserve a broad range of programs and services in our schools, to meet the diverse educational needs of EVERY child. 3. TOOLS: Preserve the key tools needed to support education, including textbooks, art supplies, musical instruments, educational software and other teaching materials. We do not accept the reduction of any teachers, programs or educational tools. This petition asks the Goochland County Board of Supervisors to protect our teachers, programs and the educational tools available that enable each and every child to reach their full potential.