Target: William Cobey, Chairman of the NC State Board of Education, Member at Large
Goal: Allow school for kids with neurological variances to continue raising funds so that it may stay open.
A charter school that caters to kids with learning and developmental disabilities is set to close. If something is not done, these kids will be thrown into public school and likely face being severely teased by classmates who are not presented with the same challenges.
Dynamic Community Charter School is the only school in the Raleigh, NC area that helps kids to overcome learning challenges. However, because the school has over-extended itself financially, the NC State Board of Education is revoking the school’s charter as requested by the Charter School Advisory Board. Ironically, the school has already raised $100,000 over a three month period and they are only $75,000 short of no longer being in debt. In addition, the school is continuing to raise funds and are further along in the process of getting financial problems under control.
These students do not want to attend public school because they gravely fear being made fun of by bullies. Parents are also ecstatic over how far their kids have come academically while attending the school.
Sign this petition and urge the NC State Board of Education to allow the school to continue raising money for the purpose of keeping this school open. If these kids are thrown into the public school system where they will be placed into special learning disability programs and have to fear being made fun of by bullies, they will likely not get the outstanding school experience they truly deserve.
Dear Chairman Cobey,
There is only one charter school in the Raleigh, NC area that is geared towards helping kids overcome learning disabilities and developmental challenges. These kids will likely have to deal with getting made fun of by kids who do not understand their struggles if they are forced to attend public school.
The school raised $100,000 over the summer in order to help solve financial problems. They only have $75,000 more to raise in order to be out of debt. With the money raised, the school will be able to financially operate for at least one more year. The school is also continuing to raise funds and is working on finding and implementing solutions to end financial struggles.
Students have improved self-confidence levels and learning skills while attending the school. They are not made fun of by peers and parents are raving about how much progress their kids have made while there.
For all of these reasons I urge you to allow the school to continue raising funds so that it has a chance to stay open. These kids deal with enough challenges. They deserve to go to school in an environment where they can socially and academically thrive.
[Your Name Here]
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