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Community hearing on LSCs

Community and school reform groups are co-sponsoring a legislative hearing on strengthening LSCs — the third in a citywide series — Saturday, July 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Austin Town Hall, 5610 W. Lake (pdf).

Local groups that are participating include Blocks Together, the Austin Community Education Network, South Austin Coalition, West Side Ministers Alliance, West Side NAACP, and the West Side Educational Committee.

The House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee is the sponsor, and among legislators attending will be State Sen, Kimbery Lightford, chair of the Senate Education Committee.  A grassroots legislative taskforce will compile proposals from testimony as it reviews school reform law later this year.

At the first hearing in April (see Newstip and follow-up post), veteran LSC members from dozens of schools called for more support for LSCs.  Many also called for an elected school board.

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