Board members pressed Student Transportation of America and OPS employees to improve communication with families, especially those whose routes still don’t have a driver.
“Those parents still don’t know if those buses are coming tomorrow morning,” board member Tony Vargas said.
“Our job is to have uncomfortable conversations that result in safe, welcoming environments for our students,” said board member Tony Vargas.
In the May primaries, Tony Vargas won 44 percent of the vote in District 7, making him the heavy favorite against John Synowiecki, who garnered 28 percent of the vote.Read more
Big year for Tony Vargas.
He's getting married July 9 and he may be standing at the threshold of becoming the only Latino member of the Nebraska Legislature in January.
That's still up to the voters in his multi-layered but heavily Latino legislative district to decide in November, but Vargas emerged from the primary election at the head of a three-candidate pack.
Tony Vargas, candidate for the Nebraska legislature, accompanied by his fiancee Lauren Micek, center, campaigns in a shop in Omaha, Neb., Sunday. While campaigning in the heavily Latino neighborhoods of south Omaha, Vargas, whose parents came from Peru, has talked with numerous people afraid to participate in democracy. Though Hispanics now make up 10 percent of Nebraska’s population, there is not a single Latino lawmaker in its Legislature.Read more
"I want to make sure that South Omaha and downtown has a representative that's constantly fighting for equality and people who don't have a voice," said Tony Vargas, a candidate for District seven in Nebraska.Read more
"I want to make sure that South Omaha and downtown have a representative that is constantly fighting for equality and for people that don't have a voice," said Tony Vargas [Candidate for Legislature in District 7].Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Omaha, Neb. -- The Carpenters Union representing Locals 427 and 1306 and Millwrights Union Local 1463 have announced they are endorsing Tony Vargas for Legislature in District 7, the neighborhoods of downtown and South Omaha.Read more
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