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‘Hands Off Our Schools’ Outreach Day, Mar. 13th

Report by Paula Antolini, March 12, 2019, 11:40AM EDT

Please invite your friends across Connecticut to join Hands Off Our Schools. We need members in every town, every school, and every party to unite together. Who can you welcome today?

Hands Off Our Schools is a non-partisan movement to protect our local schools and communities across Connecticut from the threat of forced or coerced regionalization.

WHAT: Hands Off Our Schools Outreach Day

WHEN: Tomorrow, March 13, 2019, 6AM – 9PM

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Why We’re Here:

Hands Off Our Schools is a statewide, non-partisan movement that advocates for local decision-making in education for all school districts within Connecticut.

We support voluntary shared services between school districts and between school districts and municipal governments to improve or maintain educational outcomes and reduce costs.

We support voluntary regionalization of school districts for the purpose of improving educational outcomes and reducing costs.

We support the removal of state imposed barriers that unnecessarily drive up education costs and/or inhibit voluntary shared services and regionalization.

We support consideration of measures focused on improving educational outcomes across all school districts.

We oppose forced regionalization of school districts nor state imposed punitive measures to coerce regionalization.

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TAKE ACTION NOW … Protect Your Schools From Forced Regionalization …

What Can You Do?

Write to Your Representatives:

HB 7319: AN ACT CONCERNING THE FISCAL INDEPENDENCE OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS

HEARING BEFORE THE PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE ON MARCH 15, 12:00 PM,WILL BE TELEVISED BY CT-N

Email address for testimony (by 10 am Friday, 3/12): PDtestimony@cga.ct.gov

This is the most recent bill getting attention for legislation that impacts forced regionalization.

More details to follow as they become available.

Click here to learn more about this bill on Facebook.

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Join The Group:

We have created a facebook group to organize a nonpartisan effort to oppose the school consolidation bills. Find events, weekly action items, articles and connect with other across the state.

Join Here

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View The Bills:

State Senator Looney has proposed forced school regionalization in SB 738. 

SB 738

SB 874

SB 457

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Be a Volunteer:

We have formed a group of nonpartisan volunteers to help oppose the forced school consolidation bills.

Sign Up

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View the List:

This is the email list of our elected state legislators, that of Gov. Lamont, CT Education Committee, and State Senators (D only).

Click here to view the list.Click here to view the list.

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Write a Letter:

By emailing the members of the Education Committee. We have prepared a guide to writing a persuasive email message.

Click here to view how to write a letter.

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View the List:

This is the email list of our elected state legislators on the CT Planning and Development Committeewhich has a hearing for

HB 7319

Click here to view the list.

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Calendar:

View the calendar of upcoming Events. 

Click here to view calendar.

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