JC/DC Take Action – Infrastructure Funding for Public Schools
**IMMEDIATE ADVOCACY ACTION NEEDED**
JC/DC Alert for Immediate Action to tell Congress to Support Critical Funding for School Infrastructure
National PTA and its members have long advocated to ensure schools have the proper resources needed to help children learn, grow and succeed to reach their full potential. Yet, historically, unlike roads and bridges, school facilities have received virtually no federal investment. However, every school day, nearly 50 million K-12 students and 6 million adults occupy close to 100,000 public school buildings in the United States. In more than 30% of public-school facilities, windows, plumbing and HVAC systems are considered in “fair” or “poor” condition. Given state budget shortfalls and the need for economic recovery, now is the time for the federal government to invest in school infrastructure. The long-term success of our nation depends on quality federal investments in our education system.
Contact your Representative and Senators today to insist that schools be included in infrastructure funding!
Dear Senator/Representative ~
As your constituent and a parent/guardian, I urge you to invest in our children and ensure that at least $100 billion for schools are included in the budget resolution and instructions currently in development.
Researchers estimate that we should be spending about $112 billion per year on capital outlay for our public school facilities. And yet, historically school facilities have received virtually no federal investment. Every school day, nearly 50 million K-12 students and 6 million teachers and staff occupy close to 100,000 public school buildings in the United States. Our nation’s schools are outdated and now is the time for the federal government to invest in school infrastructure.
As your constituent, I urge you to ensure that at least $100 billion is allocated for school improvements in the upcoming budget resolution and accompanying instructions. We must support long term investments in education and guarantee schools have the proper resources needed to help all children learn, grow and succeed.
Your Name and PTA
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