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Goal of 'Summit' to spotlight area dropout problem

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Clay Community School administrators, Clay County business and community leaders will co-host a "Dropout Summit" from 6:30--8 p.m., April 1, in the North Clay Middle School Media Center.

The primary goal of the summit is to spotlight the dropout problem as a community concern and to bring public awareness to the challenges schools face in ensuring that "at-risk" students stay in school and graduate.

The summit invitation is extended to all citizens of Clay County, including stakeholders such as parents, students, educators, policy makers, faith-based institutions, healthcare and social service providers, business owners, non-profit organizations and local government officials.

Participants will be given information and data concerning Clay Community School Corporations' graduation rates, dropout statistics and related factors as well as a description of current at-risk programs. However, the main emphasis for the evening will be roundtable discussions to consider other possible interventions such as a community based mentor and tutoring program.

The public is urged to attend the event.

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Is the public gonna be allowed to ask questions and are our thoughts and concerns gonna be taken seriously?Sometimes in the past when ever the public has been invited to meetings in the past they have not been given opportunity to ask questions or express thoughts and concerns.I would very much like to attend this meeting,I will go in with open mind if they are willing to as well.

-- Posted by westsidemom on Fri, Mar 12, 2010, at 8:41 AM

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