GCS Teachers Voice Concerns About Upcoming Budget Vote

GREENSBORO, N.C. – It was more than a full house Thursday night at the Guilford County Commissioner's meeting.

Teachers, parents, and students filled the commissioner's room, the gallery upstairs, and the overflow room to voice their concerns about the vote on the upcoming Guilford County Schools budget.

Before the commissioner's meeting, people lined the streets in front of the Old Courthouse in downtown Greensboro with signs and red shirts. The Guilford County Association of Educators, other teachers and parents also held a press conference to focus on their concern for the projected loss of 333 teacher assistants in Guilford County.

During the meeting, commissioners heard concerns about the upcoming budget vote for 90 minutes. One teacher told commissioners she taught civics and history with books that didn't include President Obama in them. A student at Guilford Middle School talked about how when it rains, the ceiling in their classroom drips.

The Guilford County Commissioners are set to vote on the budget at their meeting on June 19.

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