Contact: Stacey Mink
Prince George’s Parents to Urge County Council to Pass Maxwell
Plan for Funding Schools
Diverse group of parents to call on elected officials to invest in county students; schools
|What:||Prince George’s parents press conference to urge passage of Dr. Kevin Maxwell’s school funding plan|
|Who:||Prince George’s parents, teachers and community advocates|
|Where:||Cool Springs Elementary School, 8910 Riggs Road, Adelphi, Md 20783|
|When:||Tuesday, May 26 at 11:00 a.m|
Editor’s note: This event will feature a diverse group of parents and advocates who support Dr. Maxwell’s plan and will speak about why they are in favor of an increased investment in Prince George’s County Public Schools.
LOCATION – A diverse group of parents and teachers will gather at Cool Springs Elementary School on Tuesday to urge the Prince George’s County Council to pass Dr. Kevin Maxwell’s plan to funding county schools. The County Council is due to vote on the plan as well as the county’s FY 2016 budget on Thursday, May 28.
Dr. Maxwell’s plan calls for a tax increase which is an investment that will benefit all schools in Prince George’s County. The additional funding – over $130 million — will be invested in Prince George’s County schools, staff, educational programs and facilities.
The parents and other community leaders will discuss why they support the plan and want to participate in an increased investment in county schools. Advocates will detail how community activists are garnering support for the Maxwell plan and urging elected officials to support this investment.
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