Save Ball Chatham's Pre-K Program!
** PARENT/COMMUNITY MEMBERS: You all are welcome to a PreK Info. Meeting on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at the Chatham Library at 6:30 pm. Please use the Cafe' entrance. Please email email@example.com if you can come!!!**
Few can argue the immediate benefits of participation in pre-kindergarten programs, which include increased school readiness, improved social skills, and early identification of special needs students.
For Every $1 invested in PreK saves the tax payers $7
The Ball-Chatham school District is in danger of losing its Pre-K program, which as been recognized as a blueprint for other school systems to model. Hundreds of children in the Ball-Chatham community have benefitted from this program. When kids enter kindergarten ready to succeed, the benefits spread rapidly to the K-12 education system, the economy, and public safety. Ultimately, high-quality preschool is an investment that pays significant social and economic dividends in both the short and long run. In the long-term, studies show that children who attend high-quality pre-k are: more likely to graduate from high school; more likely to be employed; more likely to earn a higher income; less likely to need public assistance; more likely to lead healthy lives; and less likely to become involved in crime.
This petition will be sent to Governor Pat Quinn, Senator Larry Bomke, Representative Rich Brauer, Representative Raymond Poe, and the Ball-Chatham School Board.
PLEASE JOIN US AND SIGN...HELP US SAVE OUR PRE-K!!
SHARE THIS PETITION WITH YOUR FRIENDS/FAMILY/E-MAIL LIST...ANYONE WHO CARES ABOUT EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION!!!
CALL AND WRITE YOUR REPS AND TELL THEM YOU SUPPORT THE EARLY CHILDHOOD BLOCK GRANT!!!
PARENT MEETING - MARCH 16, 2010 at 6:30pm at the Chatham Library. USE CAFE ENTRANCE.
REMEMBER TO CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS!!!!!!!!!!
Larry Bomke: 782-0228
Rep. Rich Brauer: 782-0053
Rep. Raymond Poe: 782-0044
Governor Pat Quinn: 782-6830
Contact your legislator via email!! It's quick to do: just hit the link below and enter your zip code and write your reps!!
Gov. Quinn is allowing residents of IL to post suggestions for the budget (Select "Suggest a Solution" on the left side of the page menu). Please go and ask him to keep Pre-K education a top priority.
State Capital Rally Planned-April 14, 2010!!