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Please join us on Jan. 15 for a special event…
Let Us Be Heard: Community Advocacy for a Guilderland Education

Dec. 28, 2012—School districts throughout New York are feeling the fiscal pressures of declining state aid, increased costs, and an overall loss of local control for public education. On Tuesday, January 15*, Guilderland Central School District will host a special community event to take a closer look at these issues and how they are impacting the school district. “Let Us Be Heard: Community Advocacy for a Guilderland Education” will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Guilderland High School LGI and is open to all school community members.

What might GCSD look like next year? What might it look like in five years? These questions, as well as how community members can play an active role in the answers through advocacy at the state level, will be addressed as part of the program. The evening will begin with a brief presentation on how changes in federal and state school funding have affected the school district in recent years, and how these factors are expected to shape the district in the future. Attendees will then be invited to take part in a “town hall” style question and answer period with school leaders.

The latter part of the evening will focus on advocacy, and how community members can stand up for education by contacting their elected officials. State leaders have a responsibility to adequately and equitably fund education, and participants will have time to work on letters asking those leaders for education support both now and in the future.

We hope that you will be able to join us for this important meeting about the future of our schools. If you plan to attend, kindly R.S.V.P. by January 11, 2013 either by phone at 456-6200, ext. 3102 or via e-mail:

You may also simply complete the sign-up form below: 

*First name
*Last name
*Street address
*Daytime phone
*Affiliation with the district
(check all that apply)
Parent with child(ren) in school
Parent with child(ren) out of school
Staff member
Business owner
I have no particular affiliation with the district

* All fields are required.

* Snow date: Thursday, January 17, 2013