Being an informed voter and knowing where the candidates stand on issues related to our schools is an important way for PTA members to advocate and ensure that we elect leaders who share our commitment to quality education. There are a number of candidate forums occurring around Wake County in the coming weeks hosted by non-partisan groups. Please share these opportunities to meet and hear from the candidates with your members. Candidate forums are a great way to learn more about who is running, what they are focused on and how to get registered or learn your location to vote.
If you hear of other candidate events, please share with us so we can get them posted up here too!
Thursday, September 29th, 7-9pm
School Board Candidate Forum
Districts 8 & 9
Kirk of Kildaire Prebyterian Church
200 High Meadow Dr., Cary
Thursday, October 6th, 7-9pm
School Board Candidate Forum
Districts 1, 2 & 4
St. James United Methodist Church
3808 St James Church Rd., Raleigh
Thursday, October 13th, 7-9pm
County Commissioners Forum
Districts 4 & 6
Shaw University, Estey Hall
118 E. South St., Raleigh
Dear NCPTA Member:
The North Carolina General Assembly’s Program Evaluation Division (PED) has been directed to examine how limitations on school calendar flexibility have affected school districts, school operations, and students during the past 10 years. Current state law (G.S. § 115C-84.2(d)) requires that the opening day of school for students may not be earlier than the Monday closest to August 26th and closing day of school for students may not be later than the Friday closest to June 11th.
PED has partnered with the North Carolina Parent Teacher Association (NCPTA) to send you this voluntary 10-minute survey that asks opinion questions about how the school calendar for school districts affects families.
Click on the link to complete the survey:
NC PTA School Calendar Survey
Please complete this survey no later than 5:00pm on Sunday, September 25, 2016.
Your individual responses to this survey will be anonymous and cannot be linked to your email address. The NCPTA has sent you this email on our behalf; PED does not have access to your email address.
If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Carol Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-301-1216.
Thank you for your participation! We look forward to receiving your completed survey.
The Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC) understands that most students with special education needs are based in regular ed classrooms with supports.
So join us September 24th for a morning of information sharing on what those students need to be successful!!!
Please contact Kerry McCarthy Adams at email@example.com with any questions. There is also lots of info on the SEIC website - hop over to it from the Advocacy and Support header menu.
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