According to the Governor’s Executive Order, school districts' general funds will continue to receive their expected revenue based on average daily K-12 student attendance, during Distance Learning. However, programs and departments that rely on fees are experiencing a sharp decline to their revenue. In Hopkins, this is most deeply affecting our community education, nutrition, and early learning departments.
Please help us support our front line workers by writing to your legislator and request that emergency funding be added to bill HF4415 DE10. Without emergency funding relief included in this bill, Hopkins schools will be unable to sustain the employment of our Community Education and School Nutrition staff. Before the COVID-19 crisis, the district was already forced to reduce staff. This means there is little cushion in our budget to absorb a prolonged stop in the revenue that normally sustains these programs.
During this time of widespread illness and uncertainty, these staff members have played a critical role as our frontline workers. They have reported to work to ensure our most vulnerable families receive meals and the children of emergency workers receive care. They are our essential workers, and have stepped up and stepped in for our Hopkins community and staff.
Follow this link for an easy way to support our frontline workers. #HopkinsStrong