2019 Listening Sessions to begin next week
Posted on 02/08/2019
Students walking in the hallwayTo reach the promise Superintendent Dr. Bryan Johnson outlined in the State of the System address last night, everyone in the community needs to be a part of improving our schools for the children of Hamilton County. An opportunity for parents, staff and the community to share their thoughts for the future starts next week with two listening sessions scheduled for Monday and Tuesday. The sessions will be the first of five total sessions, one in each Learning Community, across the district. Red Bank Middle School in the Rock Point Learning Community will host the Monday session at 6 p.m. The Tuesday session will be at Loftis Middle School in the North River Learning Community.

Listening Sessions
Monday, February 11 at 6 p.m. at Red Bank Middle School (Rock Point Learning Community)
Tuesday, February 12 at 6 p.m. at Loftis Middle School (North River Learning Community)
Tuesday, February 26 at 6 p.m. at East Brainerd Elementary (Missionary Ridge Learning Community)
Monday, March 4 at 6 p.m. at Wallace A. Smith Elementary (Harrison Bay Learning Community)
Tuesday, March 5 at 6 p.m. at Orchard Knob Elementary (Opportunity Zone)

The listening sessions were planned in each learning community this year to make attendance easier for families. If you can’t attend the session in your area, all sessions are open to the community. “For Hamilton County Schools to achieve our goal of becoming the fastest improving school district in Tennessee, we need parent, community and staff participation and support,” said Dr. Johnson. “Your thoughts on what we are doing well and areas we could seek improvement will be vital to the success of Hamilton County Schools and our children.”

Listening sessions were held last year across the community, and the responses from the participants were instrumental in the development of the five-year action plan for Hamilton County Schools called Future Ready 2023.