State Representatives Dar'shun Kendrick and Pam Dickerson will be hosting a Charter School Amendment Roundtable to discuss the upcoming Charter School Amendment House Resolution 1162 which will be on the November 6th ballot. The event will be held Tuesday, October 23rd from 6:30-8:30 PM at Hope & Life Church (3594 Centerville Highway, Snellville, GA 30039).
"This is an informational session intended to give a prospective on both sides of this very important issue." states Rep. Kendrick. "Obviously I have my own reasons for voting against HR 1162, and its accompanying bill House Bill 797, but it's important to give everyone the information they need to make an informed decision."
Rep. Dickerson echoes Rep. Kendrick's sentiments. "I feel it is very important that everyone has an opportunity to openly discuss the impact this amendment will have on local school board control."
Confirmed guests include Sharon Fort (moderator), Gwinnett Community Leader and parent; Verdallia Turner (panelist), President of the Georgia Federation of Teachers; Marc Pilgrim (Panelist), Founding Board Member of Heritage Prep Academy; Tiffany Carter (Overview of Charter Schools), Brighter Georgia Education Coalition; Gwen Mc-Cants-Allen (Panelist), Parent with children in charter and traditional public schools, and Bob McClure (Panelist), Board Member of Gwinnett County Schools.
If you are interested in learning more about this event, please visit www.kendrickforgeorgia.com or contact Rep. Kendrick at (678) 323-7887. Rep. Kendrick currently represents House District 94 (DeKalb and Rockdale counties) and Rep. Pam Dickerson represents House District 95 (Rockdale, Gwinnett and Newton counties).