In mid-January, Gov. Brown will announce the new State Budget and presumably, some version of WSF - Weighted Student Formula.
Funds will be served.
In other words, Adult Education matters.
Do Gov. Brown and our State Legislators know that?
To make sure they do, we're delivering reminders that Adult Needs A Seat The Table.
Staff, students, and community members are using paper plates to deliver the message that Adult Ed needs a seat at the table when the funds are handed out.
Want to join in?
If you're local, stop by the San Mateo Adult School at 789 E. Poplar Ave and step into the big red building - that's the SMART Center. Plates and pens are at the ready.
If you're not local, start your own campaign at your own Adult School.
1. Buy paper plates cheaply at Costco, Smart n Final, Big Lots, or similar.
2. Write messages on the plates.
3. Deliver your plates to your local legislators' offices in January or make the trip to Sacramento, as we plan to.
4. Remind your legislators that the Legislative Analyst Office's report asserts the value of Adult Education and calls for a designated funding stream for Adult Ed. Include a link to the 7 minute video.
Exactly how the budget will divide up funds, we don't know.
Exactly what is the best way to manage and deliver Adult Education in the future, we don't know.
But we know Adult Education matters.
We know funding matters.
And we know that when the funding is served, we need a seat at the table.
Let's make sure Gov. Brown and the Legislature knows it, too.