A new organization called the Alliance of Parents and Taxpayers has been formed in the Pottawattamie County area.
According to spokesperson Kris Ranney the organization emerged from conversations between parents and taxpayers and the concerns and goals they share.
“We discovered that all of us- whether a parent or not- believe our children and how they are educated is of major importance. We all agree that we want to find ways to take real action that will matter.”
Ranney stated that the organization seeks to support schools and educators, forge bonds with communities, take action to protect the innocence of youth and to recruit, endorse and support school board candidates that adhere to the organization’s principles.”
“Our first step is to introduce ourselves and learn what the parents and taxpayers out there are thinking. To that end we will be holding a series of town hall meetings as follows:
Council Bluffs: Public Library, Monday, August 21, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Crescent: Community Hall, Tuesday, August 29, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Carter Lake: Community Center, Monday, September 11, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Council Bluffs: Lewis-Central School District, Hy-Vee Madison Ave., Tuesday, September 26, 6:30-8:00 p.m
Ranney states that all town halls will be open to the public with no cost to attend.
Other town hall dates and locations will be announced in the near future.
Those seeking further information should visit www.parentsandtaxpayers,org