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Newsletter 9/11/18

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A New Year of Advocacy We are preparing to begin a new year of advocacy as the budget cycle begins.  Please join us tomorrow Wednesday, 9/12 at 6:30 pm at the Curriculum Center at the Jefferson School to discuss our advocacy plans for this year.  Bring your ideas and energy…

Newsletter — 5/10/18

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100 % Transportation Funding Campaign The Senate Ways and Means budget was released today. The line item for RSD transportation funding reimbursement (which should be around $86 million to be at 100% reimbursement) was decreased back to the House Ways & Means number. It’s not great news, but in the…

WRSD Budget by the Numbers

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FACTS ABOUT THE WRSD BUDGET See below for some brief explanations.  If you have further questions, please reach out to us. Free, Full-Day K We are one of the 57 school districts out of 314 total total districts in MA that do not have free, full-day kindergarten.   More info…

Newsletter 4/11/18

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100% Transportation Funding Campaign   ​ The House Ways and Means budget has been released.   They raised the line item for RSD transportation funding reimbursement by $1 million.  It’s something, but it’s still $23.5 million away from 100%. We’ve still got multiple chances to see the RSD number raised.  There…

Letters of Support

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We are lucky in the Wachusett District to have legislators that support better funding for our schools and are on the front lines of advocating for us at the State House. With the topic of regional school district transportation at the forefront of conversation because of Auditor Bump’s report, our…

Newsletter 3/8/18

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It’s been a while, but lots has been going on and work has continued.  Here’s your update on this snowy day. 100% Transportation Funding Campaign 3,200+ signatures on the on-line petition!!! Governor Baker may have level-funded RSD transportation, but the fight is far from over.   The House Ways and Means…

Support MA Regional Schools

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An effort to get all regional school districts to work together recently started on Facebook and has now expanded to it’s own website. www.supportmaregionalschools.org  is the home of a coordinated campaign to let the state know that RSDs are working together to get them to listen about fixing our funding…

Newsletter 2/8/18

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​100% Transportation Funding Campaign –  3,000 signatures on the on-line petition!!! Unfortunately Governor Baker didn’t hear our pleas.  He level funded transportation funding.  No increase from last year!      The fight’s not over though.  His is the first draft of the budget and it goes through lots of hearings and debates…

REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS WORKING TOGETHER

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Regional School Districts Working Together As the largest regional school district (RSD) in MA, the Wachusett Regional School District (WRSD) is extremely concerned about the unfunded mandates that are affecting our school district and 5 central Massachusetts towns. As the years go on, it seems that we cut more and…

Newsletter — 1/22/18

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100% Transportation Funding Campaign – It’s gaining steam!!! There are over 2400 signatures now on our on-line petition, but it’s a bit stalled out. Could you try sharing again, especially with those who live in other regional school districts that would benefit from this funding as well? And then ask…