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Tangipahoa School Plan Needs YOU

April 8, 2009

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how the Tangipahoa School System Proposed a New Plan.  Your input regarding the plan is being requested by city leaders and the Tangipahoa School System.  The proposed plan is important to all of us, especially those with children in our school system and future students.  Please review the Educational Plan so that you can give your opinion and suggestions.  Public forums are being planned for April 18th and 19th.
 
Mayor Foster (City of Hammond) is calling for your input as well: “I am asking the public to let me know your thoughts, concerns and suggestions on the school system’s proposed desegregation plan, so that I can, as your representative, voice your needs to the school system and its designees.”  You can email the Mayor at schoolplan@hammond.org.
 
The education plan is an issue we must be involved in.  The new desegregation plan is not a choice, as the Tangipahoa School System is under a federal order to desegregate the parish school system.  The plan is currently still a draft, but the final plan must be submitted to the court on April 30.  The educational plan includes a new tax of 1 cent to fund the approximate $183.4 million in school improvements.  If the plan is approved, the tax will go to vote in October.
 
Be involved.  Send an email to the Mayor and attend the public forums.  Remember, this is a proposed plan.  However, the plan must be finalized for approval by April 30.  Time is running out.
 
Yvonne Martin, The Martin Team

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