For decades, South Carolina schools have been underfunded and under served. State law mandates that the base minimum is $2,984 per student. We currently fund $2,425 per student. This equates to nearly $13M that our district is losing every year. These funds must be restored to provide our children a high quality education.
As the Representative for District 81, I will fight to obtain full funding for all public schools and to prevent erosion of public school funds to private businesses. Further, there will be NO diversion to pet projects.
Quality public education equals quality jobs, decreased prison populations and decreased crime. This adds up to an increase in the quality of life for all.