Advocacy Alerts: Saving P.E. Class and Transit Funds
Protecting P.E. Classes
Last year the NC General Assembly passed its budget with a section that limited class sizes for grades K-3 starting in the 2017-2018 school year. The unintended consequences resulted in an unfunded mandate that would require thousands of new teachers in public schools statewide.
Because there is not funding available in Wake County for these teachers, classes including P.E., technology, media, art and more would be eliminated. Advocates are invited to contact their state senator and urge them to vote soon and vote YES on HB 13. Contact information is available at ncleg.net. View Wake County PTA Council Position Statement on HB13.
Protect Funding for Wake County Transit Plan
President Trump’s recently proposed budget cuts the funding that helps cities of all sizes build new transit lines and eliminates the TIGER Program. This proposal would end federal support for new public transit, including bus rapid transit in the new Wake County Transit Plan.
Advocates may contact Congress urging support of TIGER and the Federal Transit Administration’s Capital Investment Program. Contact
- Sen. Thom Tillis at 202-224-6342
- Sen. Richard Burr at 202-224-3154
- Rep. George Holding at 202-225-3032
- U.S. Rep David Rouzer (Transportation Committee member) at 202-225-2731
- Organizations may sign on in support here.