DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – The North Carolina budget impasse is now expected to continue into September, leaving the state’s teacher assistants with an uncertain future.
The Senate version does not fund teacher assistants but the House version does.
On Friday, State Sen. Mike Woodard, a Democrat, sought to underscore the importance of teacher assistants by spending time with one at Pearsontown Elementary School in Durham.
“Our teacher assistants are essential to our kids’ education,” Woodard said. “They provide instructional support. They really are like teachers.”
Sen. Mike Woodard of Durham and Rep. Verla Insko of Chapel Hill held a news conference Tuesday with environmental groups to highlight the legislation, some of which is facing a Thursday deadline to clear either the House or Senate.
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Senator Woodard is a primary sponors on SB285 that will protect our rights to file a protest petition
Read a news article here: http://www.indyweek.com/news/archives/2015/03/16/nc-homebuilders-lobby-to-citizens-stop-your-legal-bitching
Read the bill here: http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2015/Bills/Senate/PDF/S285v0.pdf
On October 13th, Senator Woodard served as the emcee at the eighth annual domestic violence awareness banquet, put on by Family Services of Caswell County’s House of Esther.
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Steady-Eddie incumbent Mike Woodard (D) defeated Milton’s Herman Joubert (R), 52.82 vs. 47.18 percent, to stay in N.C. State Senate District 22. Locally, Woodard took 67.30 percent of the votes to Joubert’s 32.70.
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