Dilworth Listens to Community During Forums
- July 8, 2009
Students, parents and community members came out in force Monday and Tuesday evenings, July 6 and 7, to meet East Baton Rouge Parish School System’s new superintendent, John Dilworth.
At the community forums, Dilworth listened to comments and concerns regarding the School System and education voiced by audience members. He asked those in attendance for suggestions on what they would like changed and what things the district is doing well.
Dilworth also shared stories about his upbringing and educational background, as well as his philosophy regarding education. He said he supports strong leaders in schools. He promises to work towards improving customer service and communicating with parents, who he wants to feel welcome in the schools. In addition, he reiterated his pledge to work closely with the business community and to encourage more mentorship opportunities between community members and students in the School System.
The superintendent will share information gathered during these forums with School System staff in the coming weeks and at the soon-to-be scheduled School Board retreat. He plans to address issues that were raised at the forums at that time.
The superintendent has promised he would hold more forums throughout the school year.
Members of the Baton Rouge community will have two more opportunities to meet with and hear directly from Superintendent Dilworth at upcoming community forums: 6 p.m. Monday, July 13, at Istrouma High School and 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, at Scotlandville Magnet High School. For more information, call (225) 922-5620.
If you cannot make the upcoming community meetings and would like to leave a comment or ask the superintendent a question, you may do so at the following link:
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