SC Legislature/ Gov. Nikki Haley: Restore School Funding
  • Petitioning Rep. Bobby Harrell

This petition will be delivered to:

Speaker of the SC House
Rep. Bobby Harrell
Chairman, House Ways & Means
Rep. Brian White
Representative
Rep. Kenny Bingham
Governor
Gov. Nikki Haley
Senate Minority Leader
Rep. Nikki Setzler
Representative
Rep. Harry Ott
Representative
Rep. Gilda Cobb Hunter
Representative
Rep. Joe Neal
Senator
Sen. Robert Ford
Senator
Sen. Yancey McGill
Chairman, Senate Finance
Sen. Hugh Leatherman
SC Senate Pro Tem
Sen. John Courson
Senator
Sen. Robert Hayes
Representative
Rep. Leon Stavrinakis
Representative
Rep. Mike Anthony
Senator
Sen. Mike Fair
Senate
Sen. Ronnie Cromer
Senator
Sen. Tom Davis
Senator
Sen. Paul Campbell
Senate Majority Leader
Sen. Harvey Peeler
Senator
Sen. Mike Fair
Senator
Sen. Larry Grooms
Senator
Sen. Kevin Bryant
Senator
Sen. William O'Dell
Senaor
Sen. Danny Verdin
Senator
Sen. Raymond Cleary
Senator
Sen. Thomas Alexander
House Majority Leader
Rep. Bruce Bannister

SC Legislature/ Gov. Nikki Haley: Restore School Funding

    1. Petition by

      EdFirstSC

Restore School Funding

SC uses an infamous phrase to describe the standard of education we will provide to children: "minimally adequate".

State law also includes a school funding formula. For next year, it works out to $2790 per child.

This year's funding was $778 per child BELOW that, even though we had a billion dollar surplus. A school with 700 students is missing over a half-million dollars.

There are several revenue scenarios for this year's budget.  None of them provides an excuse for shorting kids by 27% of what they are promised.

If we can afford to cut taxes in good times, we can afford to fund our schools properly at all times.

We need to restore the biggest education cuts in the US...24.1%.

EdFirstSC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan group working to empower people who care about education.  Membership is free.  Visit www.edfirstsc.org to learn more.

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    1. Reached 750 signatures
    2. Decision-maker Sen Mike Fair responds:

      Sen Mike Fair

      I inadvertently sent the prior response. I was Asking if there were a choice but cannot be both, which would you choose: RSO officers in each school or more money for meeting the base student cost.
      Thank you


    3. Reached 100 signatures

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    • suzanne hardie CHARLESTON, SC
      • over 1 year ago

      Education is the key to our children's future, our future!

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    • Betty Price SPARTANBURG, SC
      • over 1 year ago

      Good education is an economic decision and cheaper than incarceration.

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    • Marianne Berst WAGENER, SC
      • over 1 year ago

      I am a teacher, a citizen of SC, of the USA - education is the most important thing to keep our country viable!!!!!!!!

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    • James Sturges GREER, SC
      • over 1 year ago

      Graduating high school this year -- I don't want my successors to face the awful funding cuts that my class did.

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    • Kathleen Hirt SOUTH PARK, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      I have a niece in SC and my sister teachers there. I know this funding is needed.

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