posted on March 16, 2012 11:24
On March 29th at 10 a.m. in the Rotunda at Town Center, Mayor Jill Swain and Commissioner Melinda Bales are hosting a “coffee” to talk with interested citizens to learn their thoughts on current community engagement efforts in our local public schools. Residents' feedback will help Town leaders identify how the Town can help.
"We have some of the strongest schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools system," said Mayor Swain, "and our Board is committed to working with citizens and CMS to keep them that way."
The Town also hopes to hear local residents' ideas on the the types of initiatives and issues the Town's School Advisory Committee should be considering. At their annual planning retreat in January, the Huntersville Board of Commissioners decided to look at the objectives of the town's School Advisory Committee (SAC) and invite feedback from local residents on their future.
The Town is also currently accepting applications for vacancies on the SAC.
The current mission of the Huntersville School Advisory Committee was: established for the purpose of studying, identifying, advising and recommending to the Board of Commissioners and staff of the Town of Huntersville and its citizens and communicating and coordinating with and assisting other agencies of various school and education problems and needs of the Town and its citizens and methods of addressing and correcting those problems and needs.
Mayor Swain has asked that residents be aware that this this informal discussion is not intended to be a discussion about the Town seceding from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. The goal of this informal session is to hear from residents about how the Town can assist the schools its residents attend and play a role in their continuing success.