CVTSE undertook a major outreach push to the House and we were able to successfully narrow the scope of S.13. The ability to drop and modify weights, for example, was removed, as was the language charging the task force with looking at broader reforms in the education funding system. We also saw the addition of a two year moratorium on the excess spending threshold added to the bill. During the final days of the session, we also put a lot of effort toward encouraging the Senate to concur with the House’s changes, which they eventually did. Finally, we successfully lobbied the governor’s office which resulted not simply in a bill that he let pass, but one that he endorsed with his signature.
CVTSE believes in using our collective experiences and voices to act as a resource for the legislative and executive branches of government, as they do this work. We believe that once they hear all the facts of our lived experiences, they won’t be able to help but do the right thing.