Assemblyman Pete Lopez Continues To Build Consensus On Education Reform With Regional Teams To Hold Upcoming Work Sessions

***Media Advisory***
March 21, 2011
To build on his 2010 Regional Education Forums, Assemblyman Pete Lopez (R,C,I-Schoharie) today announced that he will be hosting a series of team work sessions throughout the 127th Assembly District to build consensus on education reform proposals.

“In light of the success of last year’s forums, I look forward to continuing my partnership with residents, business owners, farmers, taxpayers, school officials, teachers and parents to ensure that all views are represented,” said Assemblyman Lopez. “The goal of these work sessions is to build a consensus. We need to keep education affordable without compromising quality. I look forward to bringing this cross-section of the community together, all with different backgrounds and ideologies, to see where we come together on educating the students of the 127th district.”

Last year, Assemblyman Lopez held a series of public forums to elicit grassroots ideas on how to ensure quality and affordable education in our local schools, and invited residents to participate in the follow-up team work sessions. Many residents responded to the invitation and regional teams, comprised of everyday citizens, taxpayers, business owners, farmers, educators, school officials, parents and others, will be holding their first round of work sessions. While residents are invited to attend the meetings and share their views with the Assemblyman and his staff at any time, participation at the work sessions is limited to the team members.

“In Albany, each interest group meets with their legislator, other leaders and with the governor independently. By organizing these working teams, my goal is to bring all of the groups together, at one table, to identify the most crucial areas where we can do better, to find and build consensus and, ultimately, to offer statewide solutions,” said Assemblyman Lopez.

WHAT: Assemblyman Pete Lopez’s Regional Education Work Sessions

WHEN/WHERE: March 26, 2011, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Ryder Elementary School, Room 101, Cobleskill-Richmondville School Complex, 143 Golding Drive, Cobleskill, (Backup Date: April 30, 2011)

March 26, 2011, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Unadilla Valley School, High School Library, 4328 St. Hwy 8, New Berlin, (Backup Date: April 16, 2011)

April 9, 2011, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Catskill High School, High School Library, 343 West Main St., Catskill

CONTACT: Tatiana Boba, Assemblyman Lopez’s Schoharie Office: 518-295-7250