The Tennessee Department of Education will begin hosting a series of community meetings this month to solicit input from stakeholders on ways to enhance supports and services to high-opportunity schools that are struggling to meet student needs. A total of six meetings will be held between Oct. 22-Nov. 4 in communities that have the highest concentration of Priority schools in Tennessee.
The meeting for Hamilton County will be held Oct. 28, 6 p.m., at Brainerd High School, 1020 N. Moore Road.
Commissioner Penny Schwinn says the goal of the listening tour is to give parents and education partners a seat at the table, where they can express concerns and offer suggestions.
“What are the circumstances that must be true in every school to ensure students are getting access to the quality education they so richly deserve?" asked Commissioner Schwinn. "Ultimately, that’s the question we’re asking, and I hope we’ll have a room full of engaged people at each meeting who are eager to weigh in.