Posted at: 01/07/2013 9:48 PM
Updated at: 01/07/2013 10:24 PM
By: Alan Hoglund
Conversation between community members and the Duluth School District started Monday night, as part of the "Think Kids" initiative launched in December.
At Piedmont Elementary and Denfeld High Schools, parents met with district representatives to begin talking about what they like, and about what can be improved across the district.
Community members cited the new and renovated buildings, consolidation of schools, and the strong physical safety of school buildings as some examples of positive developments they've seen in the district recently. They mentioned the elimination of an early morning class period, and an empty, unsold building as examples of changes that are not-so-positive.
The meetings Monday are the first of more than two dozen, according to Tonya Sconiers, the Principal at Denfeld. She told Eyewitness News "after all the information is compiled, we'll come up with a strategic plan that we will unveil in April and May. Then they should be able to see a plan being put into action in how we do business in Duluth's public schools."
To find out more about the meetings, or about how you can submit your comments to the district, visit their website.