Superintendent seeks community input on education

By EMILY ANDERSON
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School District 51 Superintendent Steve Schultz wants to know what’s on Mesa County minds.

He announced tentative plans at Tuesday’s school board meeting to hold public forums — one
this fall and one in late winter or early spring — that would bring community members and District 51 staff and leaders together to discuss district-specific education topics.

Schultz said his goal is to send invitations to the meetings to get more people from different backgrounds to attend “so that it’s not just the same people that always come” to meetings.

Schultz also proposed that school board members host focus group meetings in their district.

Each school board member represents one of five districts, cut diagonally across the Grand Valley. The meetings, if they happened, would last no longer than 90 minutes, Schultz estimated.

School board members also suggested airing some meetings on Channel 12, web casting meetings or hosting a town hall-style meeting.


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