Letter to the Editor: Charter school deal falls short in East Feliciana

The Advocate published this letter to the editor on Slaughter Community Charter School’s struggles with renewal from our executive director Caroline Roemer over the weekend:

The East Feliciana Parish School Board’s recent decision to offer Slaughter Community Charter School a three-year renewal agreement should be considered an affront to the school’s students, teachers and families who have been part of Slaughter Community’s success story.

The School Board acted contrary to open meetings laws and best practices in coming to this decision, and their actions should serve as caution to those who want to hold local school boards — and the decisions they make — on a higher pedestal simply because they are locally elected.

Read the full letter here: