School "town hall" meeting, September 30th, 6pm, Mellon Center

The school board and the PTA Council are co-sponsoring what I believe is the very first Unit 4 Town Hall meeting. It will be September 30, 6:00 pm at the Mellon Center. During the September 9th regular board meeting, Dr. Wiegand described this as an opportunity for the community to weigh in on the issue of where to put a new high school and a future referendum (ala, Dejong-Richter). If I heard correctly, I think she specifically said that the board members will be in the audience, as opposed to sitting “up front”.


If you have further concerns about how the plans for Central and/or a new high school location are panning out or even about the expected referendum, this would be an excellent opportunity for you to voice your thoughts in a public setting and engage with others in dialog and deliberation (hopefully). Unit 4 has procured the services of a moderator, and the event will be “live streamed” (Channel 5?) as well as taking email questions (Stephanie Stuart?).


Be looking for ads around town (radio spots, maybe?). Meg Dickinson tweeted last night that she intends to write an article about this, so keep your eyes open for that as well.


I believe the PTA Council is hoping to sponsor future Unit 4 town hall meetings, perhaps in other locations/venues and focusing on different topics. Your feedback after the September 30th town hall meeting would be greatly appreciated.


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