I've just been told by a Montpelier contact that the public school choice provisions in H.771 are going to be allowed to die.
I don't know about you, but I find it deeply disturbing that the support of hundreds of parents and educators is being ignored. The language in the bill was carefully crafted to address the concerns of the Vermont Principal's Association, the Vermont Superintendent's Association, and the Vermont School Boards Association. BUT WHAT ABOUT THE NEEDS OF KIDS? It is up to us to speak for them.
Please call the Sargeant-at-Arms office at 802-828-2228 and leave a "pink slip" or "message" for Representative Donovan saying "I support public school choice."
And if you know anyone in Chittenden County, where Representative Donovan is from, please ask them to do the same.
Time is limited, make your calls throughout today and tomorrow. Hopefully it won't be too late.