- Amendment 323, filed by Rep. Peisch (D-Wellesley), and Amendment 860,
filed by Rep. Marjorie Decker (D-Cambridge). Increase funding for
income-eligible children for preschools to FY13 levels.
- Amendments 627, 628 and 633, filed by Rep. Tony Cabral (D-New Bedford).
Provide additional funds to schools in Gateway Cities for early literacy,
English language learners and career academies.
- Amendment 465, filed by Rep. Alice Peisch (D-Wellesley). Revive the
Foundation Budget Review Commission to determine the adequacy of
educational programs necessary to achieve state education standards and to
assess how resources can be used most effectively.
The first two are of direct budgetary interest to Worcester; they're an attempt to try to make some of the additions that Governor Patrick had proposed in his budget. They would, if funded, make a real difference to the Worcester budget.
I'm going to be contacting our delegation today to urge them to support these. I'd ask that you do the same. And do it SOON: these will be moving!