This school year, the district launched two monthly forums with Superintendent Lee Childress — “Coffee and Conversations” and “Lunch with Lee.” The district will host “Lunch with Lee” Friday at noon at the central office at 1204 North Harper Road.
The gatherings are “to give people an opportunity to come in and share their thoughts and ideas about what is going on in the school district or ask questions that they might have,” said Childress. “These two events are open to anybody — parents, the community, anybody that might have something that they might want to discuss or ask about.”
Students, as well, may attend. The district recently made arrangements for one interested student to participate in the lunch session.
It is an informal gathering, running about an hour, with a Q&A type format.
“If there is something going on in the district or something we need particular input on, we might ask it,” said Childress. “But, otherwise, it’s just strictly a conversation that we have among those that are there about various issues and topics.”
The district plans to continue the discussions monthly through the school year.
The events have typically been held during the fourth week of each month, with coffee on Thursday at 10 a.m. and lunch on Friday at noon. The times are announced on the district’s website, social media and Weekly Warrior e-mail list.