Hands Off Our Schools is launching an independent expenditure political action committee today with the goal of raising funds to advocate for local decision-making in education for all school districts within Connecticut.
“Forced school regionalization does not improve our children’s education. It does not save taxpayers money and it hurts our communities,” said Chris DeMuth, Jr. one of the organizers of the effort.
Hands Off Our Schools supports:
• voluntary shared services for the purpose of improving educational outcomes and reducing costs;
• the removal of state-imposed barriers that unnecessarily drive up education costs; and
• measures focused on improving educational outcomes across all school districts.
The group fiercely opposes forced regionalization of school districts and state imposed punitive measures to coerce regionalization.
Hands Off Our Schools invites like-minded citizens to stay abreast of the latest developments by joining the group’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/handsoffourschools/. One can also support this cause through writing op-eds for the local papers, contacting your representatives, and contributing through the following link: https://secure.anedot.com/hoos/donate.
“We hope that by standing together we can stop forced regionalization from destroying our top performing schools and our property values along with them,” said DeMuth. “The uncertainty caused by these bills is already impacting the desire of people to raise their families here. Together we will protect our schools, towns, and kids from the threat of forced regionalization.”