Rhode Island Is Ready is a campaign advocating for the creation of a fair statewide funding formula for Rhode Island public schools. Rhode Island is currently the only state in the United States that doesn’t have such a formula, which would allocate state funding to school districts in an equitable manner, based on each student’s needs and the ability of each district to raise local funds.
The objective of the Ready campaign is achieving a fair funding formula for Rhode Island this legislative session. With less than 40 days until the end of the legislative session, the Ready campaign invites you to help make this happen!
Here are 3 things you can do:
1. Save the date for Ready’s ADVOCACY DAY, Tuesday, May 11, 2:30 — 4:30 pm, at the State House. There will be legislative briefings, advocacy trainings, meetings with legislators, and more! Please note new date and time: Thursday, May 13, at 11:30 am, Room 35 at the State House.
2. Contact your State Representative and State Senator today! Give them this simple message: “My community and the state of Rhode Island urgently needs a fair education funding formula and I would like to meet with you on May 11 at the State House to discuss how we can get this done.” Find your legislator and their contact information here: http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/index.html.
3. Participate in Ready’s Statewide Speaking Tour by hosting an event in your community. Contact Karina to schedule a date and a speaker.
Organizer: Karina H. Wood
The Ready campaign is made possible through support from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation and The Women’s Fund of Rhode Island
For more info, visit the Rhode Island is Ready FaceBook Page