HB2626 Continues to MOVE ON – March 10 Hearing
House Bill 2626 will be heard in the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 2:00 pm in Senate Hearing Room (SHR) 1.
We persist in our quest to get full funding of the mandate at $5 million.
Governor Ducey has included $1 million ongoing in his budget and we stand a good chance of that becoming $2 million ongoing if the Legislature places it in their budget.
Gifted students will not make it on their own. They are at the mercy of the teacher in the classroom to provide appropriately challenging curriculum and instruction and at the mercy of the school and district to provide programs and services that address their unique learning differences. Professional Development for teachers and the creation of a sustainable K-12 plan for gifted education takes funding!
We have an opportunity to move closer toward that goal with your help! We have three ways to show your support for HB2626
Send Emails the Senate Education Committee
Please email the members of the Senate Education Committee and encourage them to amend HB2626 to increase the funding in the Bill from $1 million one-time to $2 million ongoing. The $2 million ongoing is consistent with the Senate proposed budget.
Be sure to include in your email how you see addressing the unique needs of gifted students is important to you personally, to your community and to our state and nation.
Members of the Senate Education Committee
Sen. Sylvia Allen, Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Paul Boyer, Vice Chair email@example.com
Sen. Sonny Borrelli firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Kate Brophy-McGee email@example.com
Sen. Andrea Dalessandro firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Sally Ann Gonzales email@example.com
Sen. Rick Gray firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Tyler Pace email@example.com
Sen. Martin Quezada firstname.lastname@example.org
SHOW UP AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!
Can you be at the State Capital on Tuesday, March 10th?
Please come to the hearing to support our gifted students.
Bring your friends and relatives. Students are most welcome!
Use the Legislative Web Application to Show Support
Please sign in to “request to speak” and give a thumbs up to the Bill along with a comment that supports an amendment to HB2626 to increase funding to $2 million ongoing.
Thank you to all our advocates! Your support and hard work is paying off!