Email sent in support of CPSB millage vote not authorized

Email sent in support of CPSB millage vote not authorized

CADDO PARISH, LA (KSLA) - An email circulated in support of an upcoming millage election was not authorized by Caddo Parish School Board officials.

A millage election called by the Caddo Parish School Board will take place on May 4. On Wednesday, May 1, an email sent by a staff member asking for its support was sent to a small group of people that afternoon.

In a statement below, CPSB’s Director of Communications and Strategic Initiatives Mary Nash-Wood said that this statement was not an authorized statement sent on behalf of the school board.

Since the Caddo Parish School Board called a millage election for May 4, district leadership has been consistent in reiterating state law which calls on staff members to provide factual information to community members to make an informed decision in their right to vote. It has come to our attention an unapproved, unauthorized email from a clerical staff member was sent to a small group of individuals on Wednesday afternoon which was not in alignment with our policies or guidelines. This email was not direct by Dr. Goree or his leadership team and was never seen by leadership prior to being sent. We have taken internal action to correct this concern and have once again called upon our staff members to only provide information and at no time asking individuals to vote for or against any ballot measure.

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