If you've got a few bucks to spare, then Cary would love your help paying for a forum on school issues in Wake County.
The Town Council voted 6-1 on Thursday to approve holding the "Climate on Student Success" forum on May 11. With an estimated cost of $7,196, council members said they'd try to raise as much of the money as possible to pay for the event without using town dollars.
Putting up some bucks could get you a seat at the invitation-only event.
Councilmen Don Frantz and Erv Portman said they'd donate money out of their own pockets to help cover the costs.
The forum was proposed by Frantz and Coucilwomen Gail Adcock and Jennifer Robinson to "highlight several areas of increased academic achievement."
"While municipal governments do not have the responsibility or the authority to govern education in Wake County, municipal leaders are often called on by citizens to take a role in the future of Wake’s schools," according to an explanation of the event. "At the Climate for Students Success forum, leaders will be given important information about practices that have been successful in improving overall student achievement and an opportunity to discuss Wake’s current and future educational climate."
Citing space limitations in the council chambers, you'll need an invitation to attend. Elected officials and those considered to be community leaders will be invited to attend.
Town officials say the forum will be videotaped so that the general public can watch it later.
Only Mayor Harold Weinbrecht voted against holding the forum.