District to Hold Follow-Up Forums on Community Input Regarding Possibly Creating Four Regional Attendance Zones
- January 16, 2013
First Meetings Are Jan. 23 at Capitol Ele. and Jan. 24 at Glen Oaks HS
The East Baton Rouge Parish School District has scheduled a series of follow-up forums to share community input on the district’s proposal to create four regional attendance zones for “families” of schools. The first meeting is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 23, at Capitol Elementary School.
The input for the follow-up meetings came from parents, students and the community at large during workshop forums held regionally across the district in November and December, 2012.
The follow-up forum meetings are free and open to the public, and there will be an opportunity in break-out sessions for more community input on findings.
It is essential that the community’s voice be heard as the school district works to redefine a cutting-edge School System that offers equitable and innovative programs to all students – no matter where they live – from Pre-K to graduation.
The district is asking for input and feedback as it looks for ways to improve academic outcomes for students in the district. Part of the discussion will be to examine ways the district can broaden school choice options for students – regardless of where they live.
More information is available at www.ebrschools.org. Other upcoming follow-up meetings are scheduled at 6 p.m.: Thursday, January 24, at Glen Oaks High School; Thursday, January 31, at Scotlandville Magnet High School; and Tuesday, February 5, at Southeast Middle School.
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