Wednesday, February 4, 2009
WHERE: Legacy Books & Cafe, 5249 Delmar (near Union), St. Louis MO 63108
A panel discussion will include:
• Rebecca Rogers, University of Missouri-St. Louis
• Bill Purdy, Elected School Board Member, City of St. Louis
• Erma Nevels, Retiree Chapter, AFT Local 420
• Darren O’Brien, PTO Board, Kennard Classical Junior Academy
How can teachers, parents, students and staff work with the elected school board to create the sort of educational system that St. Louis should have? What has the role of the mayor been in the school system and what should that role be?
In October 2008 parents expressed concern with lead contamination at Roe School, the new location of the Early Childhood Center. The appointed Special Administrative Board (SAB) said that nothing could be done.
But two days after Green Party mayoral candidate Elston K. McCowan organized a picket against its inaction, the SAB suddenly had its representative announce that money would be found for lead abatement. Now that it has been four months since the problem was made public, has the SAB removed the lead?
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