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
Carolyn Siefken Wiley Nia Wilson Jen Geurin Ferrell Heather Hester Jennifer Woodward Roberson Durham Can Jillian Nicole Ben Carroll Sendolo Diaminah Kendra Montgomery-Blinn Ann Rebeck Amy Johndro Kim Wilson Whitman Susan Harris Columbia Zaina Alsous Darius Little Marion Johnson Katie Jones Kizzie Jade Brooks Indira Dammu Bryan Perlmutter Alec Greenwald Matt Babaian Melissa Trachtenberg Crystal Dreisbach Melody Stevens Peters Anca Stefan Jessica Hulick Holly Marie Jordan Jake Lerner Caroline Hansley Page McCullough Lori Tyson Robyn Furges Will Wilson

Who's RSVPing

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
Carolyn Siefken Wiley
Nia Wilson
Jen Geurin Ferrell
Heather Hester
Jennifer Woodward Roberson
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Jillian Nicole
Ben Carroll
Sendolo Diaminah
Kendra Montgomery-Blinn
Ann Rebeck
Amy Johndro

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