Ogden Teachers Rally for Collective Bargaining

Ogden Teachers Rally for Collective Bargaining

Monday, January 26, 2009

UEA requests OK on stimulus plan

"We strongly support the proposed American Recovery and Reinvestment bill recently unveiled by the U.S. House of Representatives," said Kim Campbell, UEA President. Among provisions for schools are:
  • $41 billion for local school districts. That includes $13 billion that would come through Title 1 programs for disadvantaged schools; $13 billion through extra funds for the IDEA (special ed); $14 billion for a new School Modernization and Repair Program; and $1 billion for the Education Technology program.
  • $79 billion in state fiscal relief to help prevent cutbacks to key services, including $39 billion to local school districts and colleges and universities distributed through existing state and federal formulas.

Contact your congressman and ask them to support this bill to help balance our budgets here in Utah.

Thanks Rick