PTSA Spring Membership Meeting - we need your vote!

PTSA Spring Membership Meeting - we need your vote!
Posted on 03/18/2017

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

Community input and comments are welcome. Please send your questions or comments to PTSA President Lisa Rivera Smith, at

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