Monday, March 16, 2009

School Board Meeting: Part 4

If a peson wants to speak at a School Board meeting (or any public meeting), he or she must fill out a simple form with his or her name, address, phone number, and the reason why her or she wants to speak to the School Board.

Representatives from each of the Adult School programs filled out these forms and gave the forms to the School Board. Several students had written that they did not want their program to be cut or the school to be closed. The Superintendent and the School Board President quietly reviewed these comments during the meeting.

Before the Adult School students spoke, the Superintendent and the School Board President said: "There are budget cuts, but no, the Adult School will not close."

The students were relieved. The representatives said that Milpitas Adult Education taught them academic, career, and life skills needed to achieve important life goals. The Board and MAE students thanked each other, and the students returned to class.

Congratulations MAE students on expressing your opinions to elected officials and participating in the democratic process! is hosting a new series: ESL Lessons for Women's History Month. Today's Heras: US First Ladies.

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