Regarding HB 2771 & HB 2772

Please emails TODAY in support of HB2771 and HB2772!

As you know, each student at a public charter school only receives a percentage of the state education dollars received by non-charter school children.

At Cascade Heights that equates to $​400,000 less this year. House Bill 2771 and House Bill 2772 will provide proper funding and access to Public Charter Schools in Oregon without increasing the current state education budget.

Today, I am asking for your help to ensure equitable funding for all public school children. Please take a moment to read these bills and contact the House Education Committee in support of HB 2771 and HB 2772. REVIEW THE BILLS HERE:

HB2771 HB2772

We need the Chair of the Education Committee Representative Margaret Doherty to schedule HB 2771 and HB 2772 for a hearing and a work session.  This will allow the public to testify and provide public comment on the importance of the bills. If the bills do not get a hearing and work session by the House Committee on Education, they will simply die.

The time is now! We need all 126 Oregon Public Charter Schools, their boards, their staff and their parents to email the Oregon House Committee and ask that HB 2771 and HB 2772 be assigned a hearing and a work session. - Support Representative Julie Parrish to achieve equal funding and access for our children.

Please send these emails TODAY in support of HB2771 and HB2772!

Please address the email to the members of the House Education Committee:

Chair Representative Margaret Doherty District 53: Tigard This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vice-Chair Representative Lew Frederick District 43: Portland This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vice-Chair Representative Sherrie Sprenger District 17: Scio This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Member Representative Greg Barreto District 58: Cove This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Member Representative Jodi Hack District 19: Salem This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Member Representative Carla Piluso District 50: Gresham This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Member Representative Jeff Reardon District 48: Happy Valley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Here is a sample letter that you are free to copy and adjust to provide your support.  Please sign and email to your representative today.

Dear Representative ______________,

Please support HB 2771 and HB 2772 which will provide equitable funding and access to public charter schools in Oregon without increasing the current State Education Budget.

The role of the State School Funding Formula is to ensure equitable funding for all public school children, though past legislation has undermined the purpose of the formula by creating inequitable support to public charter schools.

It is unjust that public dollars dedicated for funding public education and purposely balanced by the State School Funding Formula are then redistributed by ORS leaving some public school students with only 80% funding, some with 90%, others benefit from the original 100%. Districts sponsoring charters retain 20% of their charter school funds to redistribute among their non-charter school students, raising their percentage over 100%.

Please remember, charter schools were created by the State of Oregon to provide alternatives and choices in meeting the needs of ALL children in Oregon. The purpose was never to overly compensate sponsoring school districts and their students while reducing services to charter school students.

Please schedule a hearing and work session for both HB 2771 and HB 2772.

 

Sincerely,
(Your Name)

Kindergarten Lottery is Friday, March 13, 8:00am

KINDERGARTEN LOTTERY IS NEXT WEEK

Friday, March 13, 8:00am

The application deadline for the coming Kindergarten lottery has passed. Any applications for Kindergarten for 2015-16 will be included in future lotteries.

The lottery is open to the public, but attendance is not required and families will not be able to accept an offer of enrollment at the event. Notification letters will be mailed out by March 20 and acceptance documents are due by April 13, at 4:00pm.

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Auction Raffle Ticket Sales Extended!

Ticket sales extended through March 19!


Would you like a chance to WIN a pair of tickets to attend the CHPCS Auction on Saturday, May 9th 6:30-9:30 before you can even purchase them?

Purchasing a Raffle Ticket for $5.00 per ticket for a chance to win a pair of tickets to attend our auction!

(Event tickets will be available for $35 per person or $60 per couple, 21 and over only. Tickets include dinner and non-alcoholic drinks.)

When can I buy a raffle ticket?

Dates: Tuesday, March 10-12 & 16-19
Time: 7:45-3:30 in the office from Mrs. Marlatt OR 3-3:30 in car line and walk up area from Taylor Wrenn
Cost: $5.00 each
Prize: A pair of tickets to attend the auction (dinner included) (valued at $35 each -$70 pr)

Drawing will be at 3:45 PM on 3/16

Welcome to Cascade Heights Public Charter School

Where children soar!

Cascade Heights is a public charter school within North Clackamas School District enrolling an average of 225 students, Kindgarten through 8th grade.

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Upcoming Events

March is Manners Month!

Friday, March 13: Kindergarten Lottery, 8 am, School Office.

Saturday, March 14: Library Work Party - 9 to 1pm. Lunch and childcare provided; please RSVP.

Monday, March 16: Board Meeting - 6:30pm, School Library.

Thursday, March 19: Raffle drawing for Auction tickets - 3:35pm. "College-Getting There From Here" college savings presentation - 6:30pm.

Friday, March 20: Spring Equinox. Campus closed.

Monday, March 23 to 26: Spring Break. No school. Campus closed.

Monday, April 6: State benchmark testing for Grades 3-8 (Smarter Balanced and OAKS) begins at CHPCS

SAVE THE DATES!

Saturday, April 5, 9am to 4 pm: 2nd Annual Spring Cleaning at CHPCS. Contact Mr. Currey for more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday, May 9, 6:30 pm: Spring Gala Auction and Dinner
Camp Withycombe ~ Oregon National Guard Base
15300 SE Minuteman Way, Clackamas, OR 97015

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