Below is a list of APS Board members and others elected who should care about how this extra $2.4 million E-SPLOST funds are being spent. As I mentioned, this School Board vote occurred Monday, Dec. 5. With so much going on, the media did not do a story.
However, all metro Atlanta educators and residents should be ANGRY that for more than four years APS said they did not have funds to restore the Harper-Archer Middle School Planetarium and Theater.
Now that extra E/SPLOST funds are available, they have voted to use this $2.4 million to upgrade the building exterior (concrete), parking lot (asphalt), and windows (functional, not damaged; GA Power will fund). Instead, these tax payer funds should be used for STEM/STEAM academic curriculum Resources for our kids…for access for all 52,000 APS students to have their Planetarium and Theater restored.
Please use, this list. Wear it out!! Copy and post this list on ALL your social media so people can express their outrage and DEMAND this $2.4 million be reallocated and spent on the four year old STEM/Planetarium curriculum plan that will help improve student academic achievement and test scores.
Let’s overwhelm their emails and phones all next week. AND, do it again January 7-21
to as we honor Rev. Dr. M.L.King, Jr. We must persist for equity in education, not in concrete!!
This APS decision is NOT ACCEPTABLE!!
However, we can make it happen… WE CAN HAVE THIS DECISION REVERSED WHEN WE CONSISTENT WORK ON AND ISSUE: Case in point…The Montgomery
LET’S DO THIS!!
In Montgomery, they did not have social media. We have social media. LET’S USE IT TO HELP SAVE OUR KIDS by getting this STEM PROJECT funded!!
Thanks in Advance!!
APS BOARD MEMBERS 2018-2021
Jason Esteves, Chair; At-large, 9
404-802-2200 ofc (404) 802-1204 fax
Cynthia Briscoe Brown, At-large; 8
Kandis Wood Jackson, At-large; 7
Eshe’ Collins, District 6
Erika Y. Mitchell, District 5
404-802-2294 ofc vmail 404-709-5515 cell
Nancy M. Meister, vice chair; District 4
404-802-2200 ofc vmail 404-488-9014 cell
Michelle D. Olympiadis, District 3
404-802-2292 ofc vmail 404-502-0825 cell
Byron D. Amos, District 2
404-802-2200 ofc vmail 404-587-6811 cell
Leslie Grant, District 1
404-802-2255 ofc vmail 404-643-9652 cell
Dr. Meria Carstarphen, Superintendent
Other elected officials we can get to use their influence to get this STEM/Planetarium funded with our E-SPLOST tax dollars. As elected officials, our tax dollars also pay their salaries:
State School Superintendent
404-657-1175 ofc 404-651-8737 fax
State Senator Horacena Tate
404-463-8053 ofc 404-893-2119 cell
State Senator Nan Orrock
(404) 463-8054 ofc
State Senator Nikema Williams
(404) 656-5035 ofc
State Representative Sheila Jones
State Representative Pat Gardner
(404) 656-0265 ofc
State Representative Marie Metze
(404) 656-6372 ofc
State Representative David Dreyer
(404) 656-0265 ofc
State Representative Park Cannon
(404) 656-7859 ofc
U.S. Congressman John Lewis
(404) 659-0116 ofc
Keisha Lance Bottoms
Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore
(404) 330-6052 ofc (404) 739-9240 fax
Atlanta City Councilman Andre Dickens – Post 3 At-Large
(404) 330-6041 ofc (404) 739-9250 fax
Atlanta City Councilman Matt Westmoreland – Post 2 Large
(404) 330-6302 ofc (404) 979-3682 fax
Atlanta City Councilman Michael Julian Bond – Post 1 At-Large
(404) 330-6770 ofc (404) 739-4852 fax
Atlanta City Councilwoman Andrea Boone
(404) 330-6055 ofc (404) 979-3680 fax
Fulton County Commission Chair Robb Pitts
Fulton County Commissioner Emma Darnell
(404) 612-8222 ofc (404) 224-3775 fax
Fulton County Commissioner Natalie Hall