Beyond Bricks program allows people to express concerns with public school system

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Parents, teachers, and community leaders are trying to effect change in the classroom with a new initiative that gets the community talking about education.

"Beyond Bricks" is a program where people express their concerns and issues with the public school system, and ways they believe can change them. Anna Folgle, is an organizer and parent of two kids who attend public schools in EBRPS. She believes getting the community involved is how you make change.

"It's where it starts," Fogle stated. "We haven't done this in probably 20 years in a meaningful way. And it's time for our community to really see the vision that we want to have."

Among those who were voicing their concerns was Trevin Lias who plans on teaching public school.

"My biggest concern is community involvement, parent involvement, and the school board being more concerned as to what those issues are," explained Lias.

But, he feels this is the first building block to a solid foundation of success.

"I like to see action take place more than events," Lias added. "But, I know this is the step to that so I like the initiative that they're taking."

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