Brockton: ‘Kids Count’ Event Series

Brockton is ramping up its message to state leaders that the 18,000 kids in its public schools do count.

“This is a very exciting grass roots initiative that has grown out of a very difficult budget season,” said Michele Bolton, the communications officer for the Brockton Public Schools. “We started the season with a $10 million deficit which is going to be quite devastating if we can’t do something about it.”

An advocacy campaign called Brockton Kids Count was recently launched to rally for funding for the school system.

There are a series of events being held this week to bring awareness to the cause. Bolton says the campaign appears to have caught the attention of numerous legislators.

“We are hearing that our voices are being heard, so we’re confident in that. But at the same time, letters are still being sent to the state house and we’re going forward with social media day, which is on Thursday where will be barraging the airwaves with Brockton Kids Count logos, pictures and hashtag Brockton Kids Count,” said Bolton.

For more information about the Brockton Kids Count campaign blitz, visit


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About Kevin Tocci

Kevin Tocci is a Brockton area reporter, news anchor and host of Monday Night Talk which airs on Monday nights at 6:15 p.m. on 95.9FM WATD.