There are students sitting right now in crumbling school buildings that have defective plumbing, no working air conditioning, and leaky roofs. Children can’t learn and teachers can’t teach at their best in uncomfortable and unsanitary conditions like this. It’s time to demand better for Shelby County students!
Shelby County currently has nearly $500 million in deferred maintenance for school buildings. Neglecting updates to these facilities is causing students to get sick, and even forcing some schools to temporarily close, leading to a drastic drop in student attendance.