Coates To Attend First Meeting As School Board Member

In her first official meeting Monday as the newest member of the Board of Education, Kadisha Coates will hear an update about the rodent problem at Bassick High School, a discussion of the Special Education audit, an update about the parking issue at Roosevelt School and a concept plan for a Cal Ripken Park adjoining Columbus School.

Coates was elected to the school board by her peers to fill the vacancy by John Bagley who was elected on the Working Families Party line. Coates is filling out Bagley’s term that expires about a year from now.

Coates will also be voting for a new school board chair, currently occupied by Sauda Baraka, at the board’s organizational meeting the first week of December. Coates, a supporter of charter schools, is not your typical WFP affiliate. She registered with the WFP courted by supporters of Mayor Bill Finch to join the board.

The meeting will take place Monday 6:30 p.m. at Read School, 130 Ezra Street. Full agenda here.


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