The Alliance is working with community partners and stakeholders to create a coalition that supports what’s best for the children of Orange County. Central Florida boasts a large number of organizations passionate about supporting students and educators and improving policies that impact them. We are working to reduce the number of juvenile arrests, especially of children of color, happening on OCPS campuses and advocating with school board members and community leaders to improve campus safety for ALL children.
The Alliance held a Community Conversation at Valencia College East Campus. The event featured School Board Member Linda Kobert and Florida Representative Rene Plasencia. They answered questions from the audience about testing, teachers and teaching and whole child education. The three priorities were identified by the community in advance of the event. It was a lively discussion and a great chance to have informed dialogue about our public schools.