February 24 Workshop Will Prepare Candidates & Advocates for 2018 School Board Elections

Today, 113,000 students in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties depend on our public schools. These students are our next generation of teachers, doctors and first responders.  They are our future and they require the best we can offer. School board members are critical decision makers in ensuring that all our children can access an excellent education. In 2018, approximately half of the seats on school boards for the four Tri-County districts will be on the ballot.

The League of Women Voters is deeply concerned about public education and all of our children who are served by public schools in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties.  Whatever other educational opportunities there may be, the vast majority of our children depend on public schools.  Their education is critical to our democracy and our country’s future. Our public schools need dedicated advocates and school board candidates.

The public can learn about becoming a school board candidate and advocate by participating in a workshop on Saturday, February 24, 2018, 10 to noon, at the Lonnie Hamilton Public Services Building, 4045 Bridge View Drive, North Charleston 29405.  The event is free of charge but advance reservation is requested at http://lwvcharleston.org/school_board_2018.html.

This event, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area and our partners, is part of The School Board Project: Become a Voice for Our Children. The League specifically invites individuals who may consider becoming a school board candidate or working on behalf of a candidate, and those who, in general, want to engage on behalf of public education in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties.

Presenters include Scott Price, South Carolina School Board Association Executive Director, who will address the role, responsibilities and importance of a school board position. Additional presenters will cover the requirements, fundamentals and strategies of running for a seat on a Tri-County school board.

The League does not support or oppose political parties or candidates.

For more information about the workshop and The School Board Project: Become a Voice for Our Children, visit http://www.lwvcharleston.org/school_board_2018.html.

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