SLCE to hold Candidate Forum to bring community-voiced issues directly to candidates

SLCE to hold Candidate Forum to bring community-voiced issues directly to candidates

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Media Contact: Brendan Csaposs at (415) 706-4224 or brendan.csaposs@educationalequity.org.

 

SLCE to hold Candidate Forum to bring community-voiced issues directly to candidates

 

Baton RougeFor the past 2 months, SLCE has been engaging teachers, parents, students, and community members across District 7 in conversations to surface issues they want to see addressed by the East Baton Rouge School Board. The consensus created by these conversations highlighted the fact that there are a variety of issues that are widely and deeply felt across the district.

On Monday, September 25th, this work will reach a culmination when SLCE hosts the 3 candidates for the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board’s District 7 Special Election. The focus of this event is for District 7 candidates to present and describe their vision for East Baton Rouge Schools, as well as respond to questions rooted in issues that have surfaced through community conversations across the district.

 

Focus issues that have surfaced thus far include providing better transportation for families and instituting mandatory universal early childhood education across the parish. Candidates will be asked to make commitments to respond to the voices of parents, students, and educators in District 7, and work on implementing policies that address these and other concerns raised within the community.

 

Join us on Monday, September 25th at Lee High School at 6:30pm in the Black Box Theater to demonstrate your support for a community-driven platform and vision for East Baton Rouge Public Schools.

 

Registration is at http://www.slc4e.org/upcoming-events

 

Media inquiries should be directed to Brendan Csaposs at (415) 706-4224 or brendan.csaposs@educationalequity.org

 

About SOUTH LOUISIANA COALITION FOR EDUCATION (SLCE)- South Louisiana Coalition for Education (SLCE) was formed in 2015 by a group of community educators that noticed something concerning: the policy decisions being made on behalf of our students needed greater input from those with a direct stake in schools. To this end, we began organizing in the communities we served with one goal: to get input from people that worked with schools, then use that to drive a student-centered policy agenda and help put students back at the forefront of policy decisions.

 

SLCE members are current and former teachers and school staff, parents, family members, and others with a shared desire to ensure that our schools are as excellent as possible for students. We hail from many different geographical locations, political affiliations, religious traditions, and even schools of thought on educational theory, but we share a thorough belief that this diversity of thought and experience makes our coalition stronger, and allows us to achieve the strongest possible outcomes for students.

 

Since our initial formation, we have used House Parties, Public Actions and other organizing strategies to engage hundreds of individuals across South Louisiana in the process of making our schools stronger for students.

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