People's Alliance Board Statement on City and County Leadership

It is a time of transition in Durham. We are in the midst of a search for a new City Manager due to the retirement of Tom Bonfield. Meanwhile, County Manager Wendell Davis’ contract expires in June of this year. We are thankful for their years of service to our community. As our progressive governing boards chart our community’s future, the People’s Alliance encourages our local elected officials to remember these important qualities as they search for our community’s new leaders:

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Sentiments on Durham Public Schools Reopening

To members of our Bull City Community who are divided and hurting:

On March 2, 2021, we watched as the Durham Board of Education convened to make a decision on the reopening date of Durham Public Schools. In March of 2020, we watched as Durham Public Schools did everything in their power to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our Durham community. It is clear that the safety and well-being of all is no longer a top priority.

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Education Action Team Statement on DPS Reopening

The following is public comment the People's Alliance Education Action Team submitted to the Durham Public Schools (DPS) Board of Education regarding the district's decision last Thursday to reopen public schools for in-person instruction.

The People’s Alliance Education Action Team urges the Durham School Board to adapt a few key elements of its recent decision to reopen public schools for face-to-face instruction in March.  

To better protect the health and safety of Durham Public Schools students, families, and staff, we urge the Board to:

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