LWV sets Sussex school financing forum for March 16

Event to be held at Georgetown library
March 1, 2013

The League of Women Voters of Sussex County will sponsor a forum examining Equity in Sussex County Public School Financing from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 16, at Georgetown Public Library.  Dr. Nancy Feightl, a local educator with vast and varied experience in almost every area of school administration in Sussex, will explain the origin of the problem.  Former Sen. George Bunting will also contribute his ideas for reassessment.  District school boards have been invited to participate as well.

While more money does not necessarily guarantee a better school, lack of money can hamstring a school for a variety of reasons, which will also be considered.  Since nearly half of Sussex County’s schools are located in areas struggling with poverty, it is important that the inequity be corrected, league spokespersons noted.

No children in Sussex County schools? Anyone planning of staying in the county, has an investment in having an educated population, capable of providing the skills and services expected. Everyone has a stake in an educated population that will be working and paying the taxes which support those same services. This is the problem of all who care about children and Sussex County and the country.

For details contact Jo Klinge, or 302-753-8439.


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