A tight school budget is just one challenge for education in our area, which is why Superintendent Jackie Pons is talking to parents about what lies ahead. Wednesday night was the first of eight community conversations with parents and faculty in Leon County.
At Hawks Rise Elementary, the Superintendent spoke about the budget, education reform and how parents and faculty need to stand together against education cuts. For parents--the budget is one of their main concerns.
Lisa Coates said, "We try and raise money through our PTO to help with support in the schools with the computers and technology. This school is 13 years old and stuff is wearing down. It's used on a daily basis everyday by 100's of children."
Community Conversation Schedule:
Wednesday, December 10th at 6 p.m. in the Hawks Rise Elementary Media Center
Wednesday, December 17th at 6 p.m. in the Sabal Palm Elementary Media Center
*This meeting will focus on Public Information about the proposed Bio-Mass Plant
Tuesday, January 13th at 9 a.m in the Russell Center at Wesson Media Center
Thursday, January 29th at 6 p.m. in the Leon High Media Center
*This is the Southside Summit on Education
Wednesday, February 18th at 6 p.m. in the Canopy Oaks Elementary Media Center
Wednesday, March 18th at 6 p.m. in the Belle Vue Middle Media Center
Thursday, April 16th at 6 p.m. in the Raa Middle Media Center
Wednesday, May 6th at 6 p.m. in the Lincoln High Forum