Community listening sessions continue at PHS
Community listening sessions continue at Pepperell High on Tuesday
Posted on 03/23/2012
The Floyd County Board of Education and the Local School Governance Teams held their first two community listening sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evening of this past week at Armuchee High and Model High Schools. The board and the local governance groups are holding sessions in each high school community in the county in the next few weeks to help school leaders to gain a better perspective of the wishes of parents and the community regarding the future of our schools. The Armuchee and Model meetings featured small group discussions led by members of the school governance teams to identify success, challenges and opportunities for our local schools and our school systems.The next meeting is scheduled for Pepperell High School on Thursday at 6:30 PM. The meeting will start in the Pepperell High School gym. 

These listening sessions are opportunities for parents and community members to discuss items of interest regarding our school system and the local schools with school leaders. Everyone is invited to attend the listening session planned. At these sessions, participants will discuss successes of our schools and what we do well, challenges that we face and areas we would like to improve and the opportunities that may be on the horizon for our school system and schools. 

The Local School Governance Teams for each school in the attendance area at the meeting will lead a small group discussion for their school community. The local schools participating in each meeting will be the schools that feed into the high schools in each attendance area. Each group will then report on their discussions to the Floyd County Board of Education at the end of the meeting. This will give the Local School Governance Team information they can use as they work to develop school improvement plans for their local school and provide the Board of Education with direction as they set policy for the school system. 

The Local School Governance Teams are made up of the school principal, two faculty members, two parents and two community leaders. The groups are the local school leadership teams designated as a part of the system’s move to a charter system governance structure. The members of each Local School Governance Team are to represent their constituents in the decision making process at the local school level. Board Listening Session meeting dates and locations.
  • Tuesday, March 27 – Pepperell area 6:30 PM at Pepperell High School
  • Tuesday, April 10 – Coosa area 6:30 PM at Coosa High School
Attendance area and schools represented at each meeting:

Coosa area
  • Coosa High
  • Coosa Middle
  • Alto Park Elementary
  • Cave Spring Elementary
  • Garden Lakes Elementary
Pepperell area
  • Pepperell High
  • Pepperell Middle
  • Pepperell Elementary
  • Pepperell Primary
  • McHenry Primary
  • Midway Primary
  • Floyd County College & Career Academy