As students and staff prepare to return to school, I’m thinking about systemic changes and how we collectively and fundamentally reimagine what it means to attend public school in Atlanta.
We have historic opportunities before us. First, Atlanta Public Schools is receiving just over $200 million in federal funding to help address the pandemic’s impact. How we use that funding will impact hundreds of thousands of students over time.
Second, all nine school board seats are on the ballot in November. Voters have a real chance to set the course of our district.
I encourage you to stay active. For example, APS is soliciting feedback on how to spend the federal funding. You also can register to vote, check your voter registration status, request an absentee ballot, and encourage your networks to join in your efforts to remain engaged.
Here’s to seizing this opportunity and creating systemic change for all Atlanta students.
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