PSAT for 10-1-13: Support MLK HS petition for return of funding

psat_logoFrom Mr. Lance Williams, chair of the Martin Luther King College Prep High School Local School Council, via PURE Board member Cathy Dale:

Hello Everyone,!

We’ve started the petition “Chicago Board of Education and Mayor Rahm Emanuel: The King College Prep Local School and school community request a meeting with Dr. Bennett. We appeal to Mayor Emanuel and the Board of Education to restore $500.000 to our budget.” and need your help to get it off the ground.

Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now? Here’s the link.

Here’s why it’s important:

Martin Luther King College Prep distinguishes itself from other College Preps in the City by offering its Scholars an opportunity to focus on one of the 3 college stands track, Performing Arts, Architecture/Engineering and Information Technology. In 2002, the Board of Education turned King into a College Prep with a focus on the College Strands.  Our Scholars receive certificates as well as college credit, from participating colleges after completing courses in a particular strand. This gives our Scholars and advantage when deciding and applying to colleges. Most of our families receive free or reduced lunch, therefore we don’t have the resources that many of the other college preps have to replace the money that the Board of Education has cut from school budgets.

Dr. Martin Luther King College Prep Local School Council
Mr. Lance Williams-Chair
You can sign my petition by clicking here.

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