Friday, September 19, 2014

Superintendent plans ‘listening tour’

Public invited to meet with GwenCarol Holmes


By TERRY SMITH
Express Staff Writer

    Parents, staff and community members are invited to join GwenCarol Holmes, the new superintendent of the Blaine County School District, in a “listening tour’ that begins next week.
    The tour is a continuation of a series of meetings Holmes has had with staff, parents, business owners and elected officials since becoming superintendent on July 1. The meetings fulfill a promise Holmes made before being selected for the position in April to learn all that she could about the community.
    A first meeting for the tour is scheduled to be conducted in Spanish at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22, at the Community Campus on Fox Acres Road in Hailey.
    Holmes will hold four listening tour meetings on Monday, Sept. 29. At 8 a.m. she will hold a meeting, described in a news release as a “focus group for parents,” at the Community Campus. That will be followed, also at the Community Campus, at 10 a.m. with a “focus group for senior citizens” meeting.
    A “focus group for faith leaders” is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 29 at the Community Campus. Finally, another focus group for parents is scheduled for 6 p.m. that day at Bellevue Elementary School.
    Several other listening tour meetings will be held in October.
    Community members or staff can also participate in a survey starting on Sept. 22 at the district website at www.blaineschools.org. The survey will be available under the “Your Voice” tab.
    Child care and Spanish interpretation will be available at all meetings for parents. For more information, contact district Communications Director Heather Crocker at (208) 578-5005.




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