Latino community set to address VB school board on Tuesday
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – The Virginia Beach School Board will likely have a long night ahead of them on Tuesday.
Members of the city’s Latino community signed on to speak about Vicky Manning’s controversial Facebook post, with some addressing the board in their native Spanish.
“Our concern is the children, the students, the ESL students. In fact, all students in the Virginia Beach school system. I think, I heard that a lot of them are scared and scared to even share their feelings. As adults, it is our responsibility to protect our children,” said Beatriz Amberman.
Amberman sits on the Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission and the Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations and is expected to address members of Beach’s board of directors. Amberman told 10 On Your Side that she was deeply concerned about Manning’s remarks and lack of apology.
“She should reconsider her profession and the people she wants to serve. Public leaders should serve to bring communities together to work toward common goals. A person who divides communities, I wonder if she knows she serves a very diverse audience,” Amberman said.
10 On Your Side learned from a district spokesperson that at least 50 people have registered to speak at the school board meeting.
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