FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – DECEMBER 8, 2009 – DUBLIN, CALIFORNIA
ONEDUBLIN.ORG FOUNDED TO PROMOTE EDUCATION EXCELLENCE FOR DUBLIN STUDENTS
Dublin Parents Rally Behind Grass Roots Campaign Supporting Public Education
OneDublin.org, a parent-run organization, launched on November 25, 2009 to provide parents with a powerful voice in Dublin public school education. Founded by James Morehead, Fallon Middle School School Site Council Co-President (2008-9), education activist and former leader of the Stop the Super Jail Campaign, OneDublin.org will advocate on behalf of Dublin parents at the school board, school district and local school level.
In just over a week since being launched, OneDublin.org has expanded its mailing list to include over 300 hundred parents from across Dublin, built an information-rich website (www.OneDublin.org), held a well attended Online Town Hall Webinar (youTube hosted replay available: https://onedublin.org/2009/12/05/onedublin-org-online-town-hall-replay-available-now/) and created social media connections on Facebook and Twitter. Since launching, www.OneDublin.org has been viewed nearly 1,000 times by Dublin residents. OneDublin.org is becoming an important resource for Dublin residents interested in the future of Dublin public education.
“Even in a small school district like Dublin Unified, many parents find it difficult to make their voice heard and to navigate local politics. OneDublin.org was founded by parents with years of experience advocating for change at the County, City and School District level. OneDublin.org will amplify the voices of Dublin parents to ensure the needs of the community are heard – and met,” said James Morehead, founder of OneDublin.org.
While OneDublin.org is currently focused on educating Dublin parents about the charter high school proposed by Dublin Learning Corp., the long-term goal for OneDublin.org is to become a rallying point for parents looking to improve Dublin public education through coordinated, collective campaigns.
OneDublin.org was founded by parents – for parents – to ensure Dublin children get the best education possible.
OneDublin.org is privately funded by parents and is independent from the Dublin Unified School District, parent faculty clubs (PFCs) and school site councils (SSCs).