The Rome school district’s second “Dialogue with the superintendent” community meeting for this school year will be Monday, March 26, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Staley Elementary School auditorium, 620 E. Bloomfield St.
It is “open to all parents in the district and is not specific to any one given building,” emphasized district Superintendent Peter C. Blake in his blog on the district’s website.
The session aims to give families a chance “to chat informally and get questions answered....,” Blake said. He also noted “the event is intended to provide families an opportunity to ask questions through the submission of a question card and elicit an on-the-spot response. All questions are anonymous.”
If people want more information or have questions, they are asked to contact the school district office, said Blake. Its phone number is 315-338-6500.
A prior community dialogue meeting was held in November at the Rome Free Academy library, and was attended by just one elementary school parent. Blake had observed that people may have mistakenly thought the session was intended only to address topics about RFA where it was held, rather than district-wide topics.
During the previous 2016-17 school year, Blake hosted 10 community dialogue sessions at each district school. The district streamlined the meeting schedule for the 2017-18 year to two sessions for addressing topics from throughout the district.