Keep County Funding!
Crew funding is in jeopardy for the 2019-2020 school year.
The proposed 2019-2020 school year budget includes the possibility of eliminating all funding for Arlington Crew Programs at Wakefield, Yorktown and Washington-Lee. A group of representatives from the high schools attended open office hours with the school board on Monday evening. School board members need to hear from the rowing community.
As a member of the rowing community here's what we need you to do:
Sign this online petition: http://chng.it/8mZDPKrvwD! Stories can be included in the petition remarks and this shows that they are not robotic responses.
We need all rowers, coxswains, parents and alumni to write letters to the School Board and the Arlington County Board ASAP! These letters should be short but personal statements. Please provide specifics examples.
What has rowing meant for you/your child?
What has rowing allowed you/your child to accomplish?
How has rowing been a positive influence on you/your child?
Where to send letters/emails:
School Board email: firstname.lastname@example.org
US Mail: Arlington School Board, Syphax Education Center, 2110 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22204
A copy of all written correspondence is provided to every board member.
County Board email: CountyBoard@arlingtonva.us
US Mail: Ellen M. Bozman, Government Center, 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201
A copy of all written correspondence (including emails) is provided to every board member.
For emails, please cc: Wakefieldcrew.email@example.com. We want to have an accurate idea of how many supportive emails the Boards have received.
The next School Board Meeting is Thursday, March 28th, at 7:00 pm.
The next County Board Meeting is Tuesday, April 2nd at 7:00 pm.
We are hoping to get as many supporters at these two meetings as possible! Please make an effort to attend! And, please make send any correspondence before these dates. The consensus is this is a very serious issue and we must be as vocal as possible.
Thank you for your support of crew and our Arlington student athletes!