Sound off in St. Paul


Wondering what’s going to happen with the superintendent search? Worried about budget cuts in your school? Fed up with testing, testing, testing for No Child Left Behind? Here’s your chance to have your say.

The St. Paul Board of Education is holding listening sessions around the city. The next one is scheduled for Thursday, March 26, 2009 from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at John A. Johnson Achievement Plus Elementary, 740 York Avenue in St. Paul. The Listening Session, says the SPPS press release, “is designed to allow participants the opportunity to speak with Board members in an open forum with no pre-determined topics. The session is similar to town hall meetings held by state legislators to connect with constituents.”

They promise that at least two board members will be there to listen and talk. For more information about the Listening Session, please call 651-767-8149. To request a Hmong, Spanish, or Somali interpreter for the session, call 651-767-8320 by Monday, March 23.