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Forums Scheduled for Community Input
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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Stakeholders Asked for Thoughts and Ideas

Dr. Jeff Perry, superintendent of Hamblen County Schools, is asking for the community’s vision for the school system and how the system can better serve the community.


Two community forums are planned for Feburary.


The first is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, in the Heritage Room, Board of Education’s Central Office, 210 E. Morris Boulevard.


The second, with translators on hand for the Hispanic Community, will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 15.  This gathering also will be at HCBOE Central Office.


All community members and HCBOE staff are invited.  “We serve the community and we want to hear their thoughts and ideas about how we can improve,” Dr. Perry said. “Let your voice be heard. Your ideas and ideas will help to strengthen our school system.”


Dr. Perry said is the firm belief of the Hamblen County Board of Education and the Office of the Superintendent that the school system is the heart of the community. “This is a serious responsibility and we will be relentless in our efforts to help each child reach his or her potential,” he said.  


“Before we begin any journey, it is important to know where we are going and how we are going to get there,” he said. “We want a clear vision of where we want Hamblen County Schools, and it is essential to solicit feedback from all stakeholders.”


Dr. Perry already has begun a series of listening tours at each school, where “we are asking staff members how they believe the school system can be improved. Similar conversations are being conducted with building-level principals.”