Save MAVA at Greenfield

Background

The Greenfield School Committee voted 5-2 against applying for next year...


"A motion to submit such an application failed 5-2, with members Doris Doyle and Daryl Essensa casting the dissenting votes."

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qW3NtQY23a2ZQN17UEDw24qoAJw5FAgpN_2GBeQALCk/edit?usp=sharing


Virtual school closing leaves big gap

http://www.recorder.com/home/4966113-95/greenfield-state-virtual-committee


What parents can do (Updated 3/8/13)

We are asking that parents do the following:

1) Write to the Commissioner (even if you have already done so) and tell him that you are in support of the Greenfield District asking to change the deadline of the RFP to June 2013. Use these email addresses to do so: mchester@doe.mass.edu and boe@doe.mass.edu.

2) Ask for an invitation to this Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/mavagreenfield. We have a form letter that you can use to write your local legislators asking the law to be amended.



Other agencies

Local Legislators

http://www.malegislature.gov/ in the center of the page, you will see a box that says "Find a Legislator" Put your town name in there to find your local House Rep and Senator.

Also, you can write to these guys:

Stan Rosenburg, Greenfield Senator Stan.Rosenberg@masenate.gov

Paul W. Mark, Greenfield Rep Paul.Mark@mahouse.gov

Media

WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?

Public School Options has a place where you can tell your story

http://www.publicschooloptions.org/ma/


Consider writing a letter to the editor at the following papers:


The Boston Globe did an article http://bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/03/04/first-and-only-virtual-school-massachusetts-close/fYQeUeLv2cA15Ts9snYW8J/story.html

Write a letter to their editor


You can send your letters (200 words or less) to letter@globe.com or to:

Letters to the editor The Boston Globe PO Box 55819 Boston, MA 02205

The letters are selected from a extremely large volume by the letters editor. The best way to increase the chance of having yourletter chosen is to make it timely, original, and short! Usually, letters respond to articles or editorials in the Globe; not simply to general issues of the day. The Globe reserves the right to edit letters for space or clarity. They must be signed and include a daytime phone number for verification.



The Recorder http://input.recorder.com/recorder/letter.php or

The Recorder welcomes letters to the editor which should not exceed 300 words, be of general interest and in good taste and meet legal standards. They may be emailed to letters@recorder.com with "Letter to the Editor" in the subject line or sent via U.S. mail to Letter to the Editor, The Recorder, P.O. Box 1367, Greenfield, MA 01302.

The Republican Executive Editor Wayne E. Phaneuf, E-mail: wphaneuf@repub.com or
Letters to the editor: Address mail to Letters to the Editor, Box 2350, Springfield, MA 01102, E-mail: letters@repub.com, fax: 413-788-1301. Letters to the editor must include the writer's name, address and telephone number in order to be considered for publication. Letters should be brief. They may be edited, condensed and published in any medium. All submissions become the property of the Republican Company and will not be returned or acknowledged.