Concerned K-12 public school parents from Brookfield, Wauwatosa and Milwaukee will rally on Tuesday evening at a planned legislator town hall hosted by State Senator Leah Vukmir and State Representatives Dale Kooyenga and Rob Hutton.At a legislator town hall last week in Wauwatosa, Mr. Kooyenga refused to commit support for a $200 per pupil increase in 2018 and a $204 per pupil increase in 2019 proposed in Governor Scott Walker’s state budget.“I was disappointed and concerned with manyof his answers,” says Stacy Lynch, a Wauwatosa mom and President of Support Our Schools Wauwatosa (SOS). “When asked if he would pledge, at a minimum, to support the amount of money that Republican Governor Scott Walker put in his proposed budget for public schools this year, Rep. Kooyenga said ‘no.'”Attendees can learn more and RSVP on the SOS Wauwatosa event listing on Facebook: https://www.
facebook.com/events/ 1333679923392449/WHO/WHAT: Concerned public school parents will gather to attend a Legislator Town Hall with State Senator Leah Vukmir, and State Representatives Dale Kooyenga and Rob HuttonWHEN: On Tuesday, March 21 at 6 pmWHERE: The Brookfield Public Safety Building, 2011 N. Calhoun Road in BrookfieldWHY: Governor Scott Walker has proposed a $200 per pupil increase in K-12 funding in 2018, and a $204 per pupil increase in 2019. Rep. Dale Kooyenga refused to commit support for that funding increase at a legislator town hall last week.Governor Walker and the state legislature has made large cuts to K-12 public school funding; in fact, there has been a cumulative decrease of $2.6 billion over the past 6 years, according to the Wisconsin Budget Project.ABOUT SOS WAUWATOSA:
SOS is an independent, nonpartisan citizen group that advocates for quality public education in Wauwatosa and in the state of Wisconsin.
SOS believes that public schools are the heart of Wisconsin’s communities. We are dedicated to the educational success of all children through strong family and community engagement in our public schools. SOS supports the Wauwatosa School District and its excellent teachers, and will work with the District to advocate for quality public education and appropriate funding for public schools in Wauwatosa and throughout Wisconsin. We will communicate accurate and timely information to parents and community members about what Wisconsin’s public schools need to thrive.
Learn more at http://www.SOSWauwatosa.org
Contact: Shawn Rolland, 414-795-5971