Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Manny Caulk will hold community-wide sessions called “Talk with Caulk” next week in an effort to improve the school district.
In order to determine the next steps for the school district, Caulk wants to hear from students, staff, families and community members, a news release said.
Everyone who lives, works or learns in Fayette County is invited to participate in one of two sessions:
▪ 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, in the cafeteria at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, 1600 Man o’ War Boulevard
▪ 6 to 8 p.m.· Thursday, March 17, in the auditorium at Bryan Station High School, 201 Eastin Road
Spanish interpreters and child care will be available.
“My goal is to give everyone an opportunity to be heard,” Caulk said in the news release. “Whether they submit an online or paper survey or come to a listening session to talk with me in person, our entire community is welcome and encouraged to get involved.”
The listening sessions are another component in Caulk’s “Listening, Learning and Leading” entry plan, which has included data collection through school and program visits, one-on-one meetings, surveys, and an organizational and structural review of the district.
Outside agencies also conducted curriculum and program audits in career and technical education, and the services provided for students with special needs, students identified as gifted and talented, and students learning English as a second language.
“I truly believe it will take our entire community working in concert to ensure the success of our schools,” Caulk said. “Students, employees, families and community members all have important ideas to contribute as we move our school district forward.”
Earlier this month, Caulk launched an online survey asking for input on the strengths and challenges facing the district. Those surveys are open through the end of this week.