Florida’s educators need your help. You can volunteer to contact your state legislator who is a member of Florida’s House Schools and Learning Council and help protect Florida’s National Board Certification mentoring program in the 2007-08 state budget. The program has already been cut by $14 million, and additional cuts are being considered by the House Schools and Learning Council as early as this week. (This is different from similar action in the Florida Senate last week.) Additional cuts could result in teachers who have already earned the bonuses losing some of their bonus money after the fact.
Should you desire to contact your legislator regarding this issue, the following points may be helpful in crafting an e-mail message or a phone call (Note: Contact information is listed at the end of this e-mail):
The phone numbers and email addresses of the members of Florida’s House Schools and Learning Council are listed below. To send an e-mail, simply:
1. Click on the e-mail link ("Contact via Web Form") that will connect you with your elected official (see below).
2. Prepare your personal e-mail using the above information to craft your own message.
3. Send it (and don’t forget to include your name and other information so your elected official will know you are a constituent).
Representative Joe Hill Pickens
Representative Trey Traviesa
Representative Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall
Representative Thad Altman
Representative Marti Coley
Representative Anitere Flores
Representative Clay Ford
Representative Bill Heller
Representative Martin Kiar
Representative John Legg
Representative Janet Long
Representative Charles McBurney
Representative Seth McKeel
Representative Bill Proctor
Representative David Simmons
Representative Shelley Vana
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Help Protect Florida's National Board Certification Mentoring Program
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