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Video: Twitter Town Hall Meeting Set to Discuss School Consolidation

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STARKVILLE, Miss. – (WCBI) This is an opportunity to share information and discuss consolidation prior to the public hearing scheduled for Thursday, November 7, at the Greensboro Center at 6 pm. While a public hearing allows individuals to provide input, it typically does not allow for a dialogue exchange, which is why PPS Starkville and GSDP wanted to offer another forum.

“The Commission’s work has been extensive over the past few months, and we recognize that parents might not have been able to follow every meeting,” PPS Starkville President Michelle Jones said. “With that in mind, PPS Starkville felt that it was important for there to be a forum that would allow for questions and answers so that parents and other stakeholders could develop informed opinions on the proposed plan.”

Members of PPS Starkville, GSDP, Starkville School District, and the Commission on Starkville Consolidated School Structure will be available during the live chat to answer questions about consolidation and the proposed plan. During the hour, PPS Starkville and GSDP will facilitate conversation about the merits of the proposed consolidation plan as well as invite feedback on the points of the plan. This Twitter chat is also an opportunity for stakeholders to ask questions about the work of the Commission, including how the Commission decided on their recommendations for the consolidation plan.

“It is our hope that this Q and A discussion offers an informative session so that our stakeholders can be better informed about consolidation and better prepared to provide input to the Commission members during the public hearing on Thursday,” Jones said.

PPS Starkville and GSDP invite you to join us in this effort to engage our community and our state to help create the best plan for consolidation that does the most to impact the quality and delivery of education in every classroom for every child.