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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Newsletter 1/5/18

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100% Transportation Funding Campaign – We’re expanding the campaign — to the entire state!!!! The change.org petition is being edited a bit so that it’s applicable to all regional school districts. Check it out by clicking the link. We’ve created an alliance with a similar group to ours, the Support…

Newsletter 12/13/17

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100% Transportation Funding Campaign – It’s working!!!  We are so happy to know that Rep. Ferguson and Rep. Naughton have already heard from Rep. Peisch about hearing about our community’s demand for this funding.  We must continue to communicate with our 6 targets as the budget process continues through the first…

Newsletter 12/5/17

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100% Transportation Funding Campaign – If the goal of starting our campaign with an on-line petition was to quickly spread the word about I Am Wachusett itself and one of the district’s revenue problems, I’d say we reached it.As of this newsletter, we have 672 supporters of our change.org petition and this newsletter…

Newsletter 11/27/17

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With Thanksgiving behind us, the holiday season rolls along…..and so does the budget process. Spreading the word – Our plan to use this season of holiday fairs and festivals to spread the word is moving along. So far we have plans to get the word out at the: Rutland Festival…