WEDNESDAY, 4-6 PM: On 100 County Road Show, "NCAE Apple RV" to Stop in Caswell Co. as Local Educators Gather Signatures Calling for State Budget to Deliver Meaningful Resources for Safe and Sustainable Public Schools

Educators will host a drive-up celebration of public educators AND call for a state budget that fully funds public schools across the state

The North Carolina Association of Educators' (NCAE) “We Love Public Schools” statewide tour stops in Caswell County on Wednesday, April 14th to celebrate the hard work of educators across the state and stress the need for state lawmakers to fully fund NC’s public schools. This COVID-safe socially distanced celebration aims to highlight the strength of our public school educators and uplift the positive stories and people who make our public schools great. NCAE’s “Apple RV” is visiting all of NC’s 100 counties this spring semester - from the mountains to the coast.

Caswell County educators are also collecting food for the Caswell Parish Food Pantry and signatures for one of a series of local petitions across the state that call for a state budget that fully funds public education.

The Caswell Parish Food Pantry is especially in need of canned green vegetables, nutritious cereal, pasta, and canned protein sources (like tuna, beans, etc.).

NCAE local budget petitions across the state are spotlighting these needs in our public schools:

• Our students need great educators to stay in their classrooms and schools—and not leave for other states.

• Our students need a nurse in every school, especially as COVID vaccines will not likely be available to all students in time for the fall.

• Our students need access to social and emotional support from counselors, psychologists, and social workers.

• Our students need safe, clean, and modern spaces to learn in.

WHO: NC Assoc. of Educators & Caswell Co. Assoc. of Educators

WHAT: “We Love Public Schools RV” Tour Stop

WHERE: Union Church

1320 Main Street

Yanceyville, NC 27379

WHEN: Wednesday, April 14, 4-6 PM

“If there is one thing we’ve learned this past year, it is this: as in any ecosystem, all parts of the community depend on each other,” says Katherine Pinkleton of Caswell County Assoc. of Educators. “This event allows us to raise awareness of issues that affect our public educators as well as provide donations to our families through the Caswell Parish Food Pantry Program. We ARE the community!”