Reporting Tim Kephart
Legislative Session Coverage
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – First Lady Michelle Obama will be making the rounds in the Sunshine State Tuesday making appearances in Miami and Orlando.
Michelle Obama’s Miami appearance will be at Barbara Goleman High at 14100 NW 89th Avenue. Obama is scheduled to speak at 11:30 a.m.
Obama’s event is free and open to the public, but tickets will be required due to limited space. Michelle Obama is campaigning in Florida on her husband’s behalf.
- Click here for information on where you can get a ticket to the event.
Not everyone is happy about the First Lady’s visit.
Miami-Dade School Board member Renier Diaz de la Portilla said Mrs. Obama should not be allowed to appear at the high school since the district has a policy banning political activity in tax funded Miami-Dade public schools.
“The use of public schools whose only focus should be to educate our children for political gain is downright wrong. Don’t these liberals have boundaries? Our schools are places for learning, not places for politicking,” Renier Diaz de la Portilla said in a statement.
School Board member Carlos Curbelo has asked the board’s attorney, Walter Harvey, to reconsider his legal opinion which allowed the public school facility to be used by a political campaign.
Diaz de la Portilla has asked Superintendent Alberto Carvalho and the senior staff to cancel the event. He also wants the district to come up with policy changes which will the ban on all political activity in public schools.