CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV)- Some Providence Spring Elementary school parents are on a mission. They have started a petition to keep Teacher Assistants (TA's) on the job.
NC Governor's budget includes slashing 3,000 of them to make ends meet. In Charlotte - Mecklenburg school district (CMS) about 400 TA's could be on the chopping block.
"I think there would be a giant hole." CMS parent Julie Knafelz said.
Knafelz signed the petition. She says TA's have played a major role in her son's education. He has special needs and his teacher assistant keeps him on track.
"That person helps them when the teacher is helping other students," the parent said. "Helping with reading groups, helping with math."
Parent Julie Cho came up with the idea of a petition. She wants to save all Teacher Assistants especially the 15 at Providence Spring Elementary.