Latino community places VB school board address on Tuesday


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – The Virginia Beach School Board is likely to have a long night ahead on Tuesday.

Members from the city’s Latino community have signed up to speak regarding Vicky Manning’s controversial Facebook post, with some speaking before the board in their native Spanish. .

“Our concern is children, students, ESL students. In fact, all students in the Virginia Beach school system. I think, I have heard that many of them are scared and feel scared even when sharing their feelings. As adults, we have to protect our children,” says Beatriz Amberman.

Amberman serves on the Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission and the Virginia Alliance of Latino Organizations and is expected to address Beach board members. Amberman told 10 On Your Side that she was extremely worried about Manning’s remarks and lack of apology.

“She should rethink her profession and the people she wants to serve. Public leaders must serve to bring communities together toward common goals. A community divider that I question whether they know they are serving a very diverse public,” said Amberman.

10 On Your Side You learned from a district spokesman that at least 50 people have signed up to speak at the school board meeting.

Stay with for updates. Latino community places VB school board address on Tuesday

Russell Falcon

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