I recently received the following letter & was asked to share with all of you. If you’re not familiar with this issue, a nearby school district (just outside Philadelphia) is just one of many here in Pennsylvania and across the nation, facing huge budget cuts.
The proposed budget cuts in the Upper Darby School District will not only cut back on these classes, they would actually eliminate art, music, library science and physical education altogether.
We don’t live in the Upper Darby School District. But we live close enough. And I’m sure our school district won’t be far behind. Will yours? If you have a moment, please consider watching the video and reading the letter below… and more importantly, signing the petition (especially if you’re in PA).
We are writing to you, mother to mother, parent to parent, to ask for your help. You may be aware that in the Upper Darby School District, located just outside of Philadelphia, the administration has proposed cutting arts, music, library, and physical education at the elementary school level, and foreign language at the middle school level. This is critical—the board will be voting on this budget by June 30th, and implementing in the upcoming school year if it passes. Their budget proposal was formed in response to a funding crisis that is sweeping across the state of Pennsylvania.
Many people who are not directly affected think that this is not relevant to them, but we want you to know that if you believe in public education, it is critical that you pay attention. We plan to travel as a group to Harrisburg on June 6th and are collecting signatures on the attached petition. Please take the time to go and sign it. We need a total of 30,000 signatures and need your help!
Thank you from the concerned parents at Save Upper Darby Arts (SUDA).
Sign the petition HERE (This is the most important action you can do right now and it takes less than 60 seconds-they need 14,000 more signatures!) Then share it, ask your friends, husband, etc to sign too.
Save Upper Darby Arts information and website can be found HERE