Should PTSA dollars be used to help fund staff for next school year?
Should we donate startup money to the Robert Eagle Staff Middle School PTSA?
Help us decide at Tuesday's
Hamilton PTSA Spring Membership Meeting
Tuesday, March 21 from 7-9pm in the Commons
It's no question that our public schools are underfunded.
The question before us at next week's Spring Membership Meeting is, should PTSA
dollars be used to pick up (some of) the slack when it comes to
staffing? It's an important question that we need your voice on.
At hand is a request from Principal Blish and the Hamilton Building Leadership Team (BLT), who are completing work on the 2017-18 Hamilton
budget. To fill a gap between the preferable amount of counseling
hours, and the amount funded by the district, they are asking if the Hamilton PTSA
could commit to contributing $23,000 of staff funding support for next
school year. This funding need has arisen from both the opening of
Robert Eagle Staff Middle School (less students at Hamilton equals less funding from the district), and the Seattle School’s work to close a budget deficit.
A decision to promise this funding can not
be made without a vote of the Membership, which we will take up at this
Membership Meeting. Also being voted on will be a proposal to donate
$3,000 from our PTSA reserve funds, to the newly formed Robert Eagle Staff Middle School PTSA.
Only registered PTSA members can vote. If you're not already, become a member at http://himsptsa.ourschoolpages.com
Community input and comments are welcome. Please send your questions or comments to PTSA President Lisa Rivera Smith, at email@example.com