Office of the Mayor-President


For release: IMMEDIATELY

Release Date: 03/17/2017

Mayor, community leaders coming together for Inaugural Education Roundtable: City-Wide Dialogue

Office of Mayor-President
City of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge


SHARON WESTON BROOME
Mayor-President

March 17, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Dr. Tamiara Wade, Asst. Chief Administrative Officer, (225) 389-3100
Michelle McCalope, Communications Office: (225) 389-7957

BATON ROUGE -- Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is inviting education stakeholders to attend the City Parish’s Inaugural Education Roundtable: City-Wide Dialogue to help close the education gap in our community.

As part of the roundtable which will be held on March 21, East Baton Rouge Parish Superintendent Dr. Warren Drake, East Baton Rouge Parish School Board Members, Metro Council Members, and other educators will come together to share common goals, express challenges, and develop solutions to enhance the educational experiences of our children. Representatives from Southern University, LSU, and Baton Rouge Community College will also participate in the event.

“While education doesn’t fall directly into my realm of responsibility, it is a very important part of helping to move our City Parish forward,” Mayor Broome said. “My vision for this forum is to help support local systems and boards so all of our students have an opportunity to succeed.”

The education roundtable will take place at the Raising Cane’s River Center in Rooms 9 and 10 from 3:30 to 7 p.m. It will include two sessions:

• 3:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., Information sessions will feature speakers discussing various topics including early childhood expansion, higher education connections, and future workforce demands.
• 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., a dialogue between Metro Council and School board members about proactive measures that can be taken to enhance the experiences of our children.

Members of the audience will also have an opportunity to ask questions or make comments. Participants should enter the River Center on the St. Louis Street side near the theater.

Those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP here: Attend Education Roundtable

For more information, please contact Dr. Tamiara L. Wade at (225) 389-3100.

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