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The Connecticut Federation of Catholic School Parents has merged with the Connecticut Catholic Conference.
February 26, 2016
Dear Principals, Parents, and Teachers,
As you may know, the Connecticut Federation of Catholic School Parents has merged with the Connecticut Catholic Conference. The new office of Associate Director for Education of the Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference has taken on the mission of the Federation, solely dedicated to the advancement and empowerment of Catholic school communities at the state and local government levels. As the new Associate Director, I am happy to inform you of two very important bills that we have drafted and brought to the attention of the state legislature that will support the livelihood of Catholic schools in Connecticut:
1) S.B. No. 318: An inter-district transportation bill for k-8 nonpublic schools
2) A tax-credit bill for donations to scholarship funds (This bill has been raised as a concept and is pending publication).
As announced this morning, Senate Bill No. 318 will be the first item on the Education Committee’s Public Hearing on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 in Room 2C of the Legislative Office Building. Sign-up for oral testimony at the hearing begins at 8:00 AM in the First Floor Atrium of the Legislative Office Building, and the hearing will begin at 10:30 AM. While we do not expect oral testimony on such short notice, we encourage and need written testimony. Your written testimony in a form of a letter will demonstrate your commitment to your school and Catholic education across the state.
I have attached a form letter that teachers, parents, and students can personalize. We need as many letters as possible. Please e-mail completed letters back to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 3pm on Monday, February 29th.
Please contact me if you would like more information about attending the hearing.
Onwards and upwards!
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