Recent News

Teacher of the Year

Over the past few weeks we have featured some heavy stuff that focused on the hardships to come and the realities we face with the lack of school funding and now it is time to celebrate some of the things that are going well in our schools.Every

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Supervisors adopt county budget

Hey Folks, (Seth here) Tonight the Board of Supervisors voted on and passed the tax rates and a budget for next year and it doesn’t fair well for the schools. They passed a real estate tax rate of 0.60 cents on a 4-2 vote. Before that vote

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BOS meeting on Tuesday

PASS Parents and School Supporters —  As you may have seen in Dan’s previous note, this Tuesday night the Board of Supervisors will meet to finalize the 2017-2018 budget for the County. They will have a budget work session starting at 5:00, followed by a meeting at

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Latest on the Budget

PASS Parents and Friends: (Dan here.) We have been trying to keep you updated as to what is going on with the 2017-2018 budget for SCPS. The process on that is not completed, and details are a little hard to come by, but suffice it to say,

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BOS meeting tonight

Tonight, the BOS met to take comments from the public about the tax rate and budget. The crowd was smaller than usual, which is unsurprising, given the religious holiday, and the fact that spring break starts tonight, and lots of families were traveling. Nonetheless, there was a

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Outreach to the Board of Supervisors

PASS Community — We have a very important issue that needs your attention…ACTION NEEDED ON BOARD OF SUPERVISORS BUDGET FY 2017/ 2018 On April 13, 7 pm at WW Robinson Elementary School, 1231 Susan Avenue, the Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on its “advertised”

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Board of Supervisors Public Comments

PASS Parents and Friends: This Thursday, April 13th in the cafeteria at W.W. Robinson at 7 p.m., the Board of Supervisors will meet to hear public comments on the tax rate and budget for the 2017–2018 year.  That tax rate will have extensive impact on funding for education

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Rally tomorrow night

Last week, we wrote about a push by Supervisors Bailey and Shruntz to make an unprecedented $3 million cut in the operations budget for our schools, and spend the $3 million on capital improvements (almost four times as much as was spent on CIP last year). We

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Get ready to be outraged.

PASS Parents and Friends: I suspect this e-mail is going to outrage you.  The subject matter outrages me. Yesterday, during the Board of Supervisors work session on the budget. Chairman Helsley had proposed giving the schools operations the same $25 million as last year, plus an additional

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The numbers, in one chart

Hi, PASS Friends and Supporters: Lately, there has been a lot of back-and-forth about operational funding and capital improvement program funding (CIP) in the budget for our schools. This grew out of a letter to the editor from Supervisor Cindy Bailey on March 3rd which accused the

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