Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Joshua P. Starr held his fourth Community Day for the clusters of Churchill, Poolesville, Rockville and Wootton on Monday, January 28, 2013. He spent the day visiting schools, meeting with staff, and talking to parents. The day ended with a Town-hall meeting at Richard Montgomery High School during which the public asked questions and shared their opinions, comments and concerns about school issues.
A variety of issues were brought up by the attending parents and students, including curriculum 2.0, school security, class sizes and even computer game addiction! Dr. Starr met with many PTSA leaders, such as Mr. Yarrow and the MCR Community Outreach Director, Zoey Tang, before the event.
Richie Yarrow, vice president of the Montgomery County Regional Student Government Association, who also attended this community day said that he believes, “It’s good that our superintendent is getting out to address the concerns of as many people as possible.”
Indeed, a greater outreach to students, as well as parents, will ensure a higher level success of future events. These community events are a great way for the public to form a connection with the school system and for the Superintendent to learn about current issues directly from the parents and students. The Superintendent’s community events give a voice to parents and student across the county and many look forward to more in the future!
article by Aman Kaur, SAC press correspondent, junior at Seneca Valley High School