Advisory: New York City Charter Schools to Hold a Day of Action & Registration Drive; Schools Will Call on Lawmakers for Fair Funding This Year

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With budget season underway in Albany, New York City charter schools are coming together on Thursday, March 3 at Harriet Tubman Charter School to speak with one voice to ask lawmakers to end the inequity that plagues their schools and their children.

For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 25, 2016
Contact: Jessica Mokhiber, (518) 573-0516jmokhiber@necharters.org

  
ADVISORY: NEW YORK CITY CHARTER SCHOOLS TO HOLD A DAY OF ACTION & VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE; SCHOOLS WILL CALL ON LAWMAKERS FOR FAIR FUNDING THIS YEAR
This is the year to end the inequity that denies facilities funding to nearly 40,000 NYC children
 
Albany, NY – With budget season underway in Albany, New York City charter schools are coming together on Thursday, March 3 at Harriet Tubman Charter School to speak with one voice to ask lawmakers to end the inequity that plagues their schools and their children. They will be joined by community partners and elected officials. 
 
They are calling for fair funding and an end to the inequality that leaves 2 in 5 NYC charter school children without state facilities funding for their school buildings. That amounts to almost 40,000 kids. A 2014 law gave some NYC charter schools access to this aid but left out approximately one quarter of the charters in NYC and all of the schools outside of NYC. The students denied building aid are the only public school students in the state faced with this inequality.
 
Parents, students and educators will be calling for an end to this inequity. This will also be a day of action where people will have the chance to register to vote and call state legislators. 
 
WHO: New York City charter students, families, teachers, elected officials, community supporters and the Northeast Charter Schools Network 
 
WHAT: Charter school day of action and voter registration event/call for funding equity 
 
WHEN: Thursday, March 3, 2016, 11am
 
WHERE: Harriet Tubman Charter School Junior Academy, 1176 Franklin Avenue, Bronx, NY 10456
 
For questions, contact Jessica Mokhiber, jmokhiber@necharters.org 
 
About the Northeast Charter Schools Network: The Northeast Charter Schools Network is the membership and advocacy organization for the more than 250 charter schools in New York and Connecticut. Its mission is to support and expand high quality charter schools.
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