Governor's School Defense Campaign
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is Governor’s School going to be eliminated?
A: Yes. Unless we act. The North Carolina Senate has passed a plan to eliminate Governor’s School funding after 2018. If they succeed, this summer will be the last session of Governor's School ever.
Q: How will Governor’s School be eliminated?
A: The North Carolina Senate recently released its Appropriations Act of 2017, which is its version of the budget for the state. Originally, Page F-13 of the Senate’s proposed budget called for the elimination of the net General Fund appropriations for Governor’s School. That’s a 100% cut, immediately.
Q: Wasn’t there an amendment to the budget?
A: Yes. An amendment was filed and approved that would return funding to Governor’s School for one more year before dividing Governor’s School funds between various other programs, leaving Governor’s School essentially unfunded.
Q: So, even with the amendment, Governor’s School is still eliminated?
Q: How can we save Governor’s School?
A: Now that the budget has passed the Senate, it heads to the House for consideration. Our only hope for saving Governor’s School is to convince the North Carolina Representatives involved with the appropriations process to reject the Senate’s proposed amendment and restore funding to Governor’s School.
Q: How can I help?
A: In order to save Governor’s School, everyone’s voice must be heard. Find out how you can make your voice heard: