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Board of Education member to sit on presidential transition roundtable in Washington, D.C.

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Posted at 12:42 PM, Nov 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-15 15:42:32-05
The Bakersfield City School District (BCSD) announced on Tuesday, November 15 that Lillian Tafoya, President Pro-Tem of the BCSD Board of Education, will participate in a day of Presidential transition roundtable discussions to be held in Washington, D.C. on November 16, 2016.
 
The invitation was extended to Tafoya by the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund and she will participate as the Chair of the National Hispanic Council of School Board Members.
 
NALEO is partnering with the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies to bring the leadership of
the top organizations that represent elected officials of color together with officials from the President-
Elect's Transition Team to discuss priorities for the next Administration.
 
In addition to the topic of diversity in appointments, the conversation is expected to include emerging issues in areas including transportation, health and human services, labor, education, immigration, criminal justice, and
technology.
 
Attendees will also gather at the White House to hear from officials with the outgoing Administration about their role in highlighting issues of concern to underrepresented communities during the transition period.