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CAIU Hosts Legislative Breakfast, a Roundtable Conversation between Legislators and Superintendents

by Scott Kennedy | Mar 09, 2020

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The Capital Area Intermediate Unit (CAIU) was pleased to host a Legislative Breakfast on Friday, March 6, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at CAIU’s office, 55 Miller Street, Enola. The event provided legislators, school district superintendents and technical school directors from the Capital Region the opportunity to gather and have informative discussions about the challenges facing public schools.

CAIU Executive Director Dr. Andria Saia, welcomed State Representatives Sheryl Delozier, Barbara Gleim, Patty Kim, Andrew Lewis, Thomas Mehaffie III and Greg Rothman. Senators John DiSanto and David Arnold Jr. and Representative Dawn Keefer sent staff members on their behalf. Twenty-one school district administrators also attended.

Foregoing the typical panel format, the roundtable conversation generated more productive discussions between school administrators and their school district’s legislative leaders. Conversations focused on topics identified as present-day issues facing public education.

“Collaborative exchanges between our lawmakers and our school district leadership are critical to the ongoing success of public education. The format we chose allowed for authentic conversations and the sharing of important information and perspectives. I am honored that the Capital Area Intermediate Unit can serve to make these critical conversations happen. We look forward to continued partnership with all of our community leaders to better serve the 85,000+ students in our region,” said Dr. Saia.

At the conclusion of the event, Representative Greg Rothman shared, “It is absolutely critical that we have opportunities such as this to encourage communication with each other and hear from our school administrators who serve on the frontlines of educating children. These types of meetings are extremely valuable.”

For more information, contact Marketing and Communications Specialist Amy Beaver at 717-732-8486
or abeaver@caiu.org.

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