Today from Noon-1:30 pm at the ET History Center and tonight at West High School from 6-7:30 pm the group known as Support Our Schools will meet to discuss a Mission Statement & an implementation strategy.
The proposed Mission Statement is "To mobilize a community voice to support quality education in the Knox County public schools.
Mobilize--build energy through small task groups
Community--comprehensive and representative
Voice--be the "critical friend" that communicates between the community and the Knox County public schools
Quality Education--yes, dollars and so much more: transparency, involved families, motivated teachers, a community that understands the link between good schools and quality of life."
The Proposed Strategy for Fall 2012 is
"to locate and map the formal and informal leader networks within the community surrounding each of the 88 Knox County schools;
to establish channels of communication with these leadership networks
to establish with them a regular exchange of school-related information."
The meeting is open to the public and everyone is invited to participate.