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Spare the salaries of the coaches, band director, and academic advisors.
  • Petitioned East Providence Budget Commission

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East Providence Budget Commission

Spare the salaries of the coaches, band director, and academic advisors.

    1. Petition by

      Rob Traverse

      Riverside

A 60% cut to coaches, the band director, and academic advisors will cause them to look for work elsewhere.  I am concerned that due to low pay, the only replacements will be unqualified volunteers.  The cuts will decimate these programs and hurt the students of EP indefinitely.  Imagine our football team and band members at Pierce Field on future Friday nights with volunteers at the helm.

To:
East Providence Budget Commission
Spare the salaries of the coaches, band director, and academic advisors.

The move will decimate these programs and hurt the students of EP indefinitely.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Keep It Going

      Rob Traverse
      Petition Organizer

      We are a little more than 1/4 of the way to our goal!! Please keep forwarding the address to your friends!! Thanks!!

    3. Please Pass This Petition On

      Rob Traverse
      Petition Organizer

      Hi Everyone, Thanks for signing!! Please pass the web address along to anyone who is a supporter of Townie Pride. Our goal is 1,000 signatures by the end of the month!!

    4. Reached 100 signatures
    5. Thank You!

      Rob Traverse
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks to all who have signed the petition!! I hope it is not too late to save our programs!! I have written a letter to the editor on this same issue that will be printed in the Post soon. I imagine it will be online even sooner. Again, Thanks!!

    6. Reached 50 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Glenn Birtwell PAWTUCKET, RI
      • almost 2 years ago

      EP High Alumni

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    • George Watts EAST PROVIDENCE, RI
      • almost 2 years ago

      Coaches are the builders of our youth.

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    • Lisa Conrad RIVERSIDE, RI
      • almost 2 years ago

      My children are both involved in the High School sports programs. This a very important part of their high school experience. If the sports go away, so will they. I will not hesitate to look at sending them to a school that supports the children's athletic programs.

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    • Nichole Andrews RIVERSIDE, RI
      • almost 2 years ago

      My son stayed at East Providence High School specifically for the sports programs. If the budget commission does not provide the monetary support for the sports to continue they will not only be hurting coaches and students, but students dreams and aspirations as well. Obviously no one on this commission is from the City of East Providence nor do they have children in this school system. There are many alternatives to forcing children to lose sports programs!!

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    • Wendy Caputo EAST PROVIDENCE, RI
      • almost 2 years ago

      School sports are vital to the development - every aspect of development - of our children. The lessons learned thru the fraternity of sport will guide them thru adulthood and determine how they will be leaders in the future of our community.

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