February 5, 2019

Hello KIPP families,
February is a busy month for advocacy! I am sharing with you upcoming events for parent organizing. Please email me at Jbacot1@kippbaltimore.org if any of these events catch your interest to attend.
  • Parent leader(s) interested in attending a training by the MD Alliance of Public Charter Schools on February 11th (6:00 - 7:00 pm) at 1417 Thames Street in Baltimore! This training will educate parents on the charter facilities issue, the pending legislation, and train them on how to meet with legislators, testify at hearings and engage other parents. We will start promptly and end on time! This training will help to organize parents to engage with our advocacy efforts. 

  • Parent leader(s) who can ask 10 parents to get at least 3 other parents to attend the Parent Action on February 12th at 8:30 am or 5:30 pm in the Team and Family Room to write letters to our State delegation in response to Governor Hogan's recent announcement regarding the proposed legislation for the Public Charter Schools Facility Fund Bill (which will allocate an additional 2 million a year for our school!)

  • Parent leader(s) who would be willing to testify at legislative hearings in late February and early March (after being trained on February 11th).

Also, do not forget about our Lobby Night in Annapolis!  Come to our  Annapolis Lobby Night on February 19th (5:30 pm to 7:30 pm).  Sign up to join us (and bring your KIPPster!) by e-mailing me at  jbacot1@kippbaltimore.org .  Agenda, location, and transportation details coming soon! Charter buses will be provided.