Prince George’s Parents to Urge County Council to Pass Maxwell Plan for Funding Schools

Posted May 26, 2015 /

Contact: Stacey Mink

410.790.9913

smink@workingfamilies.org

Susana Flores

240.706.2624

sflores@wearecasa.org

 

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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