[regional_school] Re: Progress?

If you are interested in RCSD parent support - I would be happy to lead this 
charge in terms of reaching out to the board. Let me know if that would be 
productive or helpful.
My best,
Meghan

From: wcala@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
To: regional_school@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [regional_school] Progress?
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 08:36:05 -0400

Hello All…. Yesterday, Tom Frey, Bryan Hetherington, Tim Glander and I met with 
Bogen Vargas and his staff to continue our efforts to get the Regional Academy 
off the ground. As you can imagine, there have been many meetings like these 
over the past two years.  What makes this meeting different, is that for the 
first time (in my opinion) there seems to be an inch of progress with RCSD.  We 
will be working on a retooling of our legislative package.  When this is 
complete Bolgen will take the legislative bill to the RCSD board and proceed 
with formal approval.   The plan is then to have the bill put up for a vote in 
the legislature as a priority item in the first legislative session of the new 
year.  Once the legislation is finally in the books then the train will be able 
to pick up speed.  There are still many “ifs” that can spontaneously appear to 
derail the train.  We remain committed to this effort as we are convinced that 
it is the only viable solution for children of poverty.  We continue to pursue 
in spite of roadblocks we have encountered since 2009. We continue to pursue 
because it is the right thing to do.  We continue to pursue because the 
direction of education here and across the country is on a frightening path. We 
continue to pursue to provide a spark of hope for those who have no voice.  I 
will keep you informed of our progress and we caterpillar our way through the 
bureaucratic realities both here and in Albany. Thank you all for your past 
work on this project and your continued support. Bill                           
           

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