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Get Out The Vote Effort Launched in Durham as Leaders Take Action to Increase Bilingual Personnel in Schools


450 Latino Leaders and allies met at Duke Memorial United Methodist Church in Durham with Candidates for School Board and Sheriff. 
 
On May 6th the NC Congress of Latino Organizations and Durham CAN launched a get out the vote effort after 450 Latino leaders and allies negotiated and won agreements with candidates for Durham Public School Board and Sheriff .
 
Latino leaders uncovered the lack of bilingual personnel in a School District where 30% of the student population is Latino.  None of the counselors in the 53 schools of the District are bilingual.  On average, each interpreter serves more than one thousand families.  All candidates for school board agreed to invest in the hiring of at least two additional interpreters as well as to back their proposal to the superintendent and his promise to introduce a five year public hiring plan to deal with the critical shortage of bilingual personnel.
 

See short video HERE.

 

Content Date: 
Monday, May 21, 2018 - 18:00