Good news! It seems as though lawmakers in Trenton have added a budget resolution to delay implementation of the new fiscal code directly impacting special education private schools until July 2018.
Please show your support once again and contact Gov. Christie TODAY to support this resolution. He has the power to veto this and we can't let that happen. A phone call, tweet, or email showing your support for the delay is critical. He has until JUNE 30 to sign it so we need your support today! The information on contacting Gov. Christie is below.
Thank you once again for your support of Celebrate the Children!
CONTACT THE GOVERNOR TODAY TO EXPRESS SUPPORT FOR BUDGET RESOLUTION 1163
WHEN: NOW!! Not later than Friday, June 30
1) call: 609-292-6000
2) E-mail: use this form: http://www.nj.gov/governor/contact/
STEP 1 – TOPIC: Education
STEP 2- SubTopic – Special Education
SUBJECT LINE: Support Budget Resolution 1163
3) Tweet: @govchristie #support1163 #specialeducation Support budget res 1163 to delay fiscal code for private special education schools.
WHAT TO WRITE/SAY: (you can copy and paste this message)
Dear Governor Christie:
I am the parent of a child with severe disabilities who is placed by my school district at a state approved private special education school.
I am writing to you to urge you to support Budget Resolution 1163, which delays for one year the implementation of new fiscal code designed to reduce funding for more than 150 state-approved private special education schools.This month, the State Board of Education adopted 82 pages of complex fiscal code for special education schools that serve roughly 10,000 children with disabilities so severe and complex that public schools cannot provide an appropriate education to them. The implementation date of this code is slated for July 1. This gave schools just 17 business days to review the new rules and make necessary changes to come into compliance.
Governor, my child’s school needs more time for a careful transition.
I urge you to support budget resolution 1163 calling for a one-year delay in the implementation of the fiscal code affecting state approved private special education schools for students with disabilities.
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