Guilford educators speak out on funding issues, seek better state funding

Tornado prompts educators to seek better state funding
Photo: Cindy Ingram, High Point Enterprise

The Guilford County Association of Educators recently held a press conference to support the budget proposal put forth by the Guilford County SUperintendent and to call for better state funding in the wake of a devastating tornado.

From Jessie Pounds at the Greensboro News & Record:

Guilford County educators gathered Thursday to show support for the superintendent’s budget proposal and rail against what they see as under funding of education by the state.

About 30 members of the Guilford County Association of Educators and their supporters met in front of the school administration building before the Board of Education meeting.

More funding from the state could free up local government money for maintenance, GCAE President Todd Warren said, pointing to damage done by a recent tornado.

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From Cindy Ingram at the High Point Enterprise:

As a result of the recent tornado damage closing three schools, more than 25 Guilford County teachers and parents held a press conference before the Board of Education’s meeting Thursday to call for better state funding of public schools.

Members of the Guilford County Association of Educators said the N.C. General Assembly’s “chronic underfunding” contributed to the severity of damages from the April 15 tornado that resulted in relocation of three elementary schools. They also are rallying teachers to take a personal day on May 16 to advocate for better school funding in Raleigh as the General Assembly opens its next session.

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