Dear Parents, Friends, Teachers, Staff of Saint Joseph Regional School,
PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE THIS!!! We ask you to take part in each ACTION ALERT and VOTER VOICE for a GOOD REASON. Different times of the year, require another action from EACH OF US…Please, DO NOT STOP TAKING THE FEW MINUTES IT WILL TAKE TO HELP!!!
Last year and throughout this year, thousands of people in our school communities (Diocese of Camden) sent a message through VOTER VOICE. Click the link or copy and paste it into your browser. https://www.votervoice.net/NJCC/Campaigns/64955/Respond
The volume of emails has a direct correlation to the decisions made by legislators regarding what issues they will support.
HERE IS THE ISSUE: The accounts for the nonpublic school community were level-funded by Governor Murphy in his Fiscal Year 2020 proposed Budget issued on March 5, 2019. His decision permits us to move forward on additional requests from the Legislature.
OUR POSITION: The New Jersey Catholic Conference and the New Jersey Network of Catholic School Families are asking for the following specific increases in the Fiscal Year 2020 Education Budget.
1. An increase from $1,000.00 to $1,040.00 for the per-pupil ceiling for nonpublic school transportation in order to provide opportunities for students to receive rides to school.
2. An increase from $97.00 per pupil to $125.00 per pupil for nonpublic school nursing services to provide additional hours for nurses in nonpublic schools and to cover the needs specified by recent legislation with respect to the requirements for improved student health.
3. An increase in the funding for Compensatory Education (remedial Reading, Mathematics, and Language Arts) from $995.33 to $1,100.00. The former figure is in Budget language and limits service providers to that amount.
ACTION: JUST USE VOTER VOICE ( it takes a minute)
Please contact the legislators from your district. By using the link below, you will get these messages to the legislators who serve on the Senate and Assembly Budget Committees.
Thank you for HELPING US by taking this action on behalf of all Catholic school students.
Again, you may use the New Jersey Catholic Conference Faith in Action – Voter Voice system which can be accessed at:
I just used Voter Voice it took one minute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Click the link to make your voice heard or copy and paste it into your browser.
Thank YOU, and please share this email with friends and family members who will easily use voter voice to HELP!!
With great appreciation,
Janice DeCicco Fipp, Ed.D.
Principal, Saint Joseph Regional School
609.927.2228 X 10
Saint Joseph Regional School is a Pre-Kindergarten Age 3 and Age 4 to Grade 8 school located in Somers Point, New Jersey. We are staffed by the Sisters of Saint Joseph and experienced lay teachers. At Saint Joseph Regional School, we work hard to deliver the tangible elements of an exceptional educational experience, but what makes our school unique is intangible. Parents and students tell us that they feel a particular kind of energy when they walk through our doors: an openness and warmth that reflects our Catholic values and our culture. We invite you to discover what makes Saint Joseph Regional School so extraordinary: our curriculum; the diversity of our community; and above all, our mission: to shape the minds and the hearts of the people who will change the world.