Take advantage of opportunities to voice concerns, get involved

Published 10:25 am Thursday, July 13, 2017

By JOYANNA LOVE/Senior Staff Writer

This summer Chilton County Schools superintendent Tommy Glasscock is holding a series of town hall meetings to talk with the different communities in Chilton County about needs and news specific to the area’s schools.

The meetings also serve as a reminder for the importance of community and parental involvement in the school system. Many projects to benefit students’ extracurricular activities depend on fundraising to meet the financial goal. During one recent meeting, Glasscock highlighted how schools had collected money to build field houses. Monetary contributions from community members and businesses have also increased the technology available to students at various schools.

Some board of education members were also present and available to talk with community members after the Q&A with Glasscock.

The town hall meetings continue next week at the Clanton City Hall on July 17 at 6 p.m. The Maplesville meeting will be at the town hall on July 24 at 5 p.m. The town hall tour will conclude on July 27 at Isabella High School.

These meetings are not just for those who have children in school, but are open to the whole community as our board of education meetings.

While the monthly meetings of the board of education are at 4 p.m. when many who work during the day may be unable to attend, these town hall meetings are being held in the evenings. However, one does not have to wait until a public forum meeting to express a concern or ask a question of school officials. School system administration and staff can be reached at 205-280-3000. Board members contact information can be found on the school system website by going to http://www.chilton.k12.al.us/  and clicking on “board members” half way down the homepage.

Community involvement for the school system is not limited to having verbal input or giving money. Time can also be donated to various activities. Contact your community school to find out about specific opportunities.