Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Oh That State Budget
The Connecticut budget situation has now begun to severely affect the lives of many children across the state. Funding for most inter-destrict grants has been eliminated at this point due to the ongoing budget negotiations. This means that many students who have an opportunity to attend a camp that provides the experience of hiking, beach activities, a trip to Mystic or the Bronx Zoo, a visit to Talcott Mountain Science Center, along with many other fun and educational activities will not be able have camp. This adds up to 600 students just for the organization ctscience4kids.org that I work for.
Many of the students that attend these camps are unable to pay for camp. These camps are virtually free for all who attend. Now these kids will not have camp. What a disgrace.
Please call Governor Malloy's office to express your concern that students attending inter-district camps will be unable to have a once in a lifetime experience that many of the children could not otherwise afford. It is not too late for them to hear the message.
The phone number is 860-566-4840.