Parents should contact Senate President Mike Haridopolos by both calling and emailing. The phone number is (850) 487-5056 and email is email@example.com.
Send a cc: to firstname.lastname@example.org as well.
Subject Line of Email:
Put SB 1656 (McKay Bill) back on Agenda
Phone and or email should use the following points:
1) Identify yourself. If you have a child with a disability, in one sentence give the disability. If you use the McKay Scholarship, in one sentence tell how much of a difference it has made. If your child was ever on a 504 plan, make that point.
2) Ask Senate President Haridopolos to use his influence to help us get SB 1656 in committee this week so that our reasons for it may be heard.
3) This bill should be supported because:
a) Students on a 504 plan have disabilities;
b) Parents need options when the public school is not able to meet their child's needs;
c) If the bill is changed to conform to HB 1329, there will be no fiscal impact to the state or district budget but the impact on children will be enormous.
End with a plea to Sen. Haridopolos to be a leader for children with disabilities.
Sign your name and city.