Stop the Cuts and Give Our Teachers a Boost!

Our public school students and teachers need your help! People’s Alliance is calling for the County Commissioners to approve the budget request from the Durham Board of Education which proposes an increase in the DPS school budget to: 1) Fund School Growth, 2) Save 33 teaching positions, 3) Provide a 3% raise to classified employees, and 4) Increase salary supplements for experienced teachers.

Important notes on this budget:

  • Funding from the County last year was flat with no increase. We are asking for an increase over last year of $7,690,000.
  • Without funding, we will lose 33 teaching positions and be forced to make other tough choices in our already stretched school budgets.  
  • This budget includes massive cuts proposed by DPS in the Central Office and services and operations (66 positions and $7+ million in supplies & materials).


And now we just got the news that the County Manager did not recommend fully funding DPS's request. This means we need to get to work!

 
HOW YOU CAN HELP:

1: EMAIL THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TODAY! Ask them to fund our schools and approve the 2015/16 DPS budget proposed by the Board of Education.

commissioners@dconc.gov

2: SPREAD THE WORD: Forward this to your fellow DPS supporters and neighbors asking them to email the County Commissioners and come to budget hearing on June 8th!

3: ATTEND THE COMMISSIONERS’ BUDGET HEARING: We need to FILL THE ROOM when the County Commissioners vote on the budget. Join us on June 8th @ 7PM,  200 E Main St. RSVP HERE! and share!

4: STAY IN THE LOOP: Sign up to stay informed of next steps! www.durhampa.org/subscribe

Together, we can win this fight for our schools!
 

- Kendra Montgomery-Blinn
People's Alliance Education Team

WHEN
June 08, 2015 at 7pm - 9pm
WHERE
County Commissioners Chambers
200 E Main St
Durham , NC 27701
United States
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83 RSVPS
China Medel Jeff King Kiara Monique Rebecca Eaton Dow Dov Rosenberg Chelsea Bartel Alyssa Brieann Millie Beth Mary Chapman Crystal Scales Rogers Elisa Benitez Jason Ortiz Melissa Feimster Lido Bryan Proffitt Sadie Koppelberger Sharrin Manor Blakely Arlene Hallie Davis-Penders Alexa Goff Cierra Marie Sandra Korn Andrea McCormac Huffman Elizabeth Messersmith Jennifer Jackson Bartnik Rachel Fraade Suzi Anne Abby Bartel Hallie Westlund Laronda Brewer Blessing Jean-Christian Rostagni Melynn G Lusman Jennifer Lewis Diedra Roseborough Vikki Snowden Campbell Anita Trice Hoggard Holly Hardin Carol Reiner Katrina Nylund Portwood Izaak Earnhardt Richard Lindayen Shel Anderson Madeline Miller Aja Purnell-mitchell Yevonne Brannon Lesley D. Neely Cathy Moore Monica Mariko Embrey Maya Corneille

Who's RSVPing

China Medel
Jeff King
Kiara Monique
Rebecca Eaton Dow
Dov Rosenberg
Chelsea Bartel
Alyssa Brieann
Millie Beth
Mary Chapman
Crystal Scales Rogers
Elisa Benitez
Jason Ortiz
Melissa Feimster Lido
Bryan Proffitt
Sadie Koppelberger
Sharrin Manor
Blakely Arlene
Hallie Davis-Penders
Alexa Goff
Cierra Marie
Sandra Korn
Andrea McCormac Huffman
Elizabeth Messersmith
Jennifer Jackson Bartnik
Rachel Fraade
Suzi Anne
Abby Bartel
Hallie Westlund
Laronda Brewer Blessing
Jean-Christian Rostagni

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