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Current Mass. FY 2009 budget items funding homosexual programs in public schools

Follows the same pattern as previous years - put in two places in budget

As of : May 7, 2008

OUR MESSAGE IS: We want all the earmarks for homosexual programs in schools out of the 2009 budget.

This includes:

(a) The earmarked $450,000 in item 4590-0250

(b) The earmarked $300,000 in item 7010-0005

Below is the actual language of the two budget items. Note that the purposefully confusing (and fradulent) buzz-words of "suicide prevention" and "violence prevention" are used. All of that money goes directly to homosexual programs in the schools. Any connection between that and suicide or violence provention is strictly in the minds and propaganda of the activists.


Department of Public Health:

4590-0250   For school health services and school-based health centers in public and nonpublic schools; provided, that no funds shall be expended in the AA object class for any personnelrelated costs; provided further, that services shall include, but not be limited to: (a) strengthening the infrastructure of school health services in the areas of personnel and policy development, programming and interdisciplinary collaboration; (b) developing linkages between school health services programs and community health providers; (c) incorporating health education programs, including tobacco prevention and cessation activities in school curricula and in the provision of school based health services; and (d) incorporating obesity prevention programs, including nutrition and wellness programs, in school curricula to address the nutrition and lifestyle habits needed for healthy development; provided further, that the services shall meet standards and eligibility guidelines established by the department in consultation with the department of education; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for mental health and substance abuse services in school-based health centers; provided further, that not less than $450,000 shall be expended for the commission on gay and lesbian youth; provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended for the Childhood Obesity School Nutrition Project within the department to initiate or maintain school lunch programs focused on diminishing the epidemic of childhood obesity; provided further, that food service providers working with public schools wishing to institute or maintain a school nutrition program designed to reduce childhood obesity may submit an application to the department indicating the various nutritional and educational steps the school plans to implement with the grant, not to exceed $10,000 per school per year; provided further, that eligible programs shall focus on providing healthier choices for lunch programs and provide incentives and information to make healthier meal choices in the school lunch line; provided further, that 1 or more schools may be included in an application; provided further, that grant applications and other appropriate criteria shall be determined and reviewed by the department; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the North Quabbin Community Coalition for support and implementation of four model community coalitions and community capacity building activities; provided further, that not less than $15,000,000 shall be expended for school nurses and school based health centers; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the H.E.L.P. program so-called, for black males health.
Total . . . . . $ 17,332,518


Department of Education:

7010-0005   For the operation of the department of elementary and secondary education; provided, that the department, in collaboration with the commission on gay and lesbian youth established by section 67 of chapter 3 of the General Laws, shall allocate not less than $300,000 for programming to ensure public schools' compliance with the board of elementary and secondary education's recommendations for the support and safety of gay and lesbian students and the implementation of related suicide- prevention and violence-prevention efforts; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the operation of the student advisory council established pursuant to section 1E of chapter 15 of the General Laws; and provided further, that not later than November 15, 2008, the department shall submit a progress report to the secretary of administration and finance, the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means and the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on education on efforts by the department to further define and advance the strategic vision of the department, along with a detailed implementation plan for realizing that vision.
Total . . . . . $ 17,055,302