Please contact Montgomery County Council, by Monday, April 23
To keep Registration Fees low for our Saturday School students and families
Easy 2-Step process:
see Sample Letter and email contacts to copy/paste, below.
Silver Spring, MD – April 20, 2018:
Dear Saturday School families and friends,
The FY19 Montgomery County budget currently includes a $50,000 reduction in funding for The George B. Thomas Sr. Learning Academy (GBTLA).
During the April 18, 2018 meeting of Health and Human Services, Education Committee, GBTLA Executive Director Barkley testified that this reduction would require an increase in fees for Saturday School for families of Montgomery County. In response to this testimony, the Education Committee voted unanimously to recommend that the funds be restored by the County Council.
In order for this to happen, we need your help!
The County Council needs to hear from Saturday School supporters – by this Monday, April 23.
Please contact the County Council by email, or telephone, today through Monday, April 23 to request that the County Council accept the recommendation of the Health and Human Services Education committee to restore the $50,000 budget back for the George B. Thomas Learning Academy and Saturday School program.
We’ve made contact easy! Below, we’ve provided a sample letter to the County Council that you can use in your email. Feel free to personalize the letter, if you wish. Contact emails (and phone numbers) to each County Council member are also provided.
Thank you in advance for your action.
Khadija F. Barkley
The George B. Thomas Sr. Learning Academy/Saturday School
Step 1: SAMPLE LETTER TO COUNTY COUNCIL MEMBERS
(copy and paste letter, below, into your email; edit, if you would like.)
Montgomery County Council
100 Maryland Avenue, 6th Floor
Rockville, MD 20850
Dear Council Member,
I am writing to ask for your support of Saturday School, a program of The George B. Thomas Sr. Learning Academy.
I am a concerned resident of Montgomery County, and I value the benefits of this long-standing program that provides mentoring and tutoring for the students and families of Montgomery County.
I, along with many other parents and community members, know how the Saturday School program supports the academic achievement of our students, and I urge you and other members of the Council to accept the recommendation of the Health and Human Services – Education Committee to restore the $50,000 to the FY19 budget for The George B. Thomas Sr. Learning Academy.
Otherwise, this budgetary reduction of $50,000 would force the Learning Academy to increase yearly registration fees for Saturday School, causing a hardship to many families.
Thank you for your time and careful consideration of this matter.
Saturday School Supporter
Step 2: CONTACT INFORMATION TO COUNTY COUNCIL MEMBERS
(Copy and paste all emails, below, at once into your email)
Individual contact information of the nine Montgomery County Council members:
Nancy Floreen (D-at large)
Office Contact: Brenda Briney
George Leventhal (D-at large)
Office Contact: Andrea Parodi
Hans Riemer (D-at large)
Office Contact: Jason Fasteau
Marc Elrich (D-at large)
Office Contact: Mara Parker
Roger Berliner (D-Distric1 1)
Office Contact: Matt Higgins
Craig Rice (D-District 2)
Office Contact: Daniella Moya-Geber
Sidney Katz (D-District 3)
Office Contact: Jackie Hawksford
Nancy Navarro (D-District 4)
Office Contact: Rose Hacking
Tom Hucker (D-District 5)
Office Contact: Julie Ceron