April 17, 2012 > New Haven rallies for Measure H
New Haven rallies for Measure H
Submitted By Michael Ritchie
Photos By Robert Singer
More than 1,000 students, parents, teachers and staff held a march and rally on the morning of March 30 in support of the Measure H Parcel Tax (June election) to help New Haven District Schools.
The rally began at James Logan High School and supporters marched 2.5 miles to the Union Landing Shopping Center. After the rally, there were speeches by students and local government officials.
Supporters state the following reasons when urging a "yes" vote on Measure H:
Funds from Measure H will help local schools prepare our children for college and careers with outstanding core academic programs in reading, writing, math and science and highly qualified teachers and staff.
Measure H authorizes local school funding that can't be taken or cut by Sacramento politicians.
Measure H will:
Provide high-quality college preparation classes and programs to prepare students for jobs and careers,
Provide quality academics to help students excel in core subjects such as math, science and English,
Attract and retain quality teachers,
Minimize state-imposed budget cuts, including lost classroom time for students and class-size increases that impact our youngest children,
Ensure that our schools continue to offer a well-rounded education, including after-school activities that help kids stay on track,
Keep schools clean and safe.
Measure H won't prevent all cuts imposed by continuing budget problems in Sacramento, but it will help significantly by providing local resources that cannot be lost to our children by political games in Sacramento.
All funds raised by Measure H will stay local, protecting our children's future.
By law, Measure H funds cannot be taken away by the state or spent on administrator salaries.
An independent Citizens' Oversight Committee will monitor expenditures to ensure funds are spent as promised.
Exemptions will be available to senior citizens and disabled residents on fixed incomes.
Good local schools improve home values. Measure H is good for our entire community. Take a positive step to protect New Haven children. Please - VOTE YES on H.
For more information about Measure H, please email NewHavenCares@aol.com or call (510) 441-3074.