District launching community engagement campaign with State of the District event; community invited

Press release from Alachua County Public Schools

Alachua County Public Schools is officially launching its campaign to engage the community in planning for the future of local schools with a State of the District event that’s open to the public.

The event, called ‘Transformation in Progress,’ will highlight new developments in schools and the challenges facing local students, their families, and district teachers and staff. Participants will also learn more about the upcoming community engagement campaign and how they can get involved.

“During the next year or so, we’re going to be creating a new strategic plan that will guide the future direction of our schools and district for the next five to ten years,” said Superintendent Dr. Carlee Simon. “Talking with the people in this community about what’s important to them and hearing their ideas on how we can support all students is critical to the success of the process.”

The event will be held on Monday, November 15 at Eastside High School (1201 SE 43rd Street). It will include a reception with refreshments at 4:30 p.m. in the school’s courtyard. The State of the District will begin at 5:30 in the auditorium and is expected to run about an hour. Families, employees, and community members are all welcome to the event. 

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  • Will masks and vaccination proof be required?

    If the district really wants to understand the problem with the perceived “disparity” in the district they should conduct open houses at county schools on different nights. The SBAC should mandate each board member and district director/superintendent attend every open house and take notes of the parental involvement.

    Once that has been completed, attend a football or basketball game. Then get on your soapbox and tell taxpayers what’s wrong.

    Until then, stop blaming other people.

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