The three candidates for the District 6 seat on the Orleans Parish School Board have different ideas about what the board should prioritize.
Business owner David Alvarez wants the board to work harder to ensure charter schools are transparent and accountable to the public they serve.
Public school parent and college coach Erica Martinez wants to see stronger mental health services in schools, as she’s worked closely with students who have seen significant trauma.
And Carlos Zervigon, a former teacher and charter school board member, wants to see changes in schools’ management of special education students, among other priorities.
The candidates, all Democrats, are vying to represent a district that covers Uptown and parts of Central City, now held by longtime board member Woody Koppel. Early voting for the Nov. 3 race begins Friday and runs through Oct. 27.
Alvarez, 48, has specific plans for everything from improving teacher