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Methuen Education Association
October 2016
Dear Members,
   
This fall we will be working on the Ballot Question #2 which is to raise the cap on charter schools. This will devastate our school budget because the funding for charter schools comes directly out of our budget and allocated to the charter schools. We need to encourage voters to vote no on Ballot Question #2. Methuen already spent $750,000 for Methuen students who attended charter schools in Lawrence. For students attending Lawrence Vocational Tech, Methuen will have to pay $21,000 per student and Essex Aggie $19,000 per student. However, Methuen is only spending approximately $14,000 for each Methuen Public School student. Hardly a healthy budget! We need your help in preventing this ballot from passing.

Save Our Public Schools Events:

October 6 Walk-in: Every teacher in the state are requested to walk into school at the same time 5 minutes before the start of our work day and some holding signs saying Say No to Question 2.
October 18 Phone Bank: MEA Office at 3:45 pm-5:30 pm. Our Sept. 20th phone bank was so successful we are having another one!
Saturdays October 8, 15, 22 at 10 AM-12 PM  and Wed. October 12 at 3:30-5 PM for sign holding at various locations in Methuen. We will meet at the MEA Office at 3:30 pm to get our signs.

Reminders!!!


In solidarity,
Donna Gogas & Carl Fowler
MEA Co-Presidents
MEA Office: 978-258-7766



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