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Richland Two Board Chair selected for congressional policy briefing


Richland School District Two Board Chairman Craig Plank will be part of a three-member panel selected to participate in a congressional policy briefing with U.S. House and Senate members and their staff on public school choice programs next month in Washington, D.C.

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is hosting the “Our Public Schools: Expanding the Horizon of Educational Choice” policy briefing. The purpose of the briefing is to showcase how public schools across the country are offering parents and students robust choice options. The briefing will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., in room 121 of the Cannon House Office Building, 27 Independence Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003.

Chairman Plank will testify on Richland School District Two’s school choice program and discuss how the district’s socioeconomically diverse students are being successfully served through choice options, magnet programs, centers of study and the Institute of Innovation. Plank is the only school board member in the country asked to be on the panel, which also includes a district administrator from Kansas and an assistant principal from Vermont. SCSBA is proud that a South Carolina school district was selected out of hundreds surveyed nationally to showcase public school choice.