Both fundraiser and demonstration, a group of concerned Boston Public School parents are rallying together to raise awareness of BPS budget cuts via an organized bake sale. Stop by City Hall Plaza on Tuesday, April 8th from 4pm-6pm and buy a brownie or cupcake to show your support.
“Our small school faces dire instructional losses, as well as deep cuts to our essential support programs,” Roxbury resident and Mendell School parent Ellen Pierce noted. “When good, successful schools like ours, and many others, become neglected, it’s the kids in those schools who suffer the consequences.” Pierce continued, “There are many things parents have come to appreciate about the BPS in recent years, and it’s such a shame that so much good work will be undone by these cuts. So we thought we’d help. We think we can sell enough cupcakes to help close that $61M gap. And muffins as well!”
The BPS parents organizing the event plan to head into City Hall itself to view the BPS Student Art Show, which runs until 7:30pm. “The art show is just one example of the amazing things that happen at Boston Public Schools every day,” said Pierce. “At the end of the day, that’s what it is all about.”