As I watched my daughter's class pledge allegiance to the flag yesterday, it reminded me of what a great community we live in, how we take pride in our kids, our schools, our country. When we value something, we support it generously.
This week we’re voting on the proposed school budget that includes a request for $35m in new money. That's a a big number, but the potential benefits to our community are exponentially bigger.
I helped develop this budget, along with my fellow Board members, by adopting an ambitious strategic plan with high academic standards. This budget would give us the means to reach our academic goals.
Our ultimate goals are about good jobs and a high quality of life for the entire community. It starts with education.
I have studied the proposal. It’s a fiscally responsible, strategic budget that will benefit our students, teachers, staff, and entire community. It spells out in great detail exactly how the funds would be spent, and the academic gains we'd expect to see from the investment.
Please ask me questions about the budget. Then if you conclude, as I do, that it’s a wise investment for Knox County, let your elected officials know!
“Public sentiment is everything, with it nothing can fail, without it nothing can succeed.” -
I ask for your support.
P.S. You can review the nitty-gritty budget details at knoxschools.org
. To the side, I offer answers to some Frequently Asked Questions