What's arguably the most important but least valued public service job on the planet? Why should we all care about it? Here's the LWV's School Board Project: Become a Voice for Our Children
The League was not surprised but nonetheless disappointed by the recent South Carolina Supreme Court decision on Abbeville.
That decision let the South Carolina legislature off the hook for ameliorating the "corridor of shame" along I-95. These rural and mostly African-American schools cannot improve without a funding formula that ungirds poverty districts.
All the more reason that our local school boards are important and that we must come together as a community to build a strong, informed public advocacy for public education.
Across the three county area served by this League, 14 regular school board seats will be filled as well as 26 constituent school board seats in Charleston County. While the League will not endorse candidates, we will do our best to help them prepare their campaign. We are starting with a training session Saturday, February 24, 10 a.m. until noon, Lonnie Hamilton Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston 29405.
Scott Price, Executive Director of the South Carolina School Board Association, will be the keynote speaker. We will also cover the fundamentals of becoming a candidate.
The training session is free of charge and open to the community. The League specifically invites people who would consider becoming a school board candidate or working on behalf of a candidate, and those who generally want to engage on behalf of public education.