LETTERS: Locals helped make forum a great success

I would like to thank the residents of Newton County District 1 who attended my "School Board on Your Corner" public forum at Alcovy High School on July 28. Students, parents, teachers, PTO leaders, school administrators, business owners, seniors and others joined me in a healthy discussion of topics including the following: the Vision for Public Education in Georgia, Next Generation Learning Communities, test data, Newton College and Career Academy, Ombudsman, school discipline, in-school suspension, new high school schedules, tiered bus schedules, legislative updates, adequate yearly progress and No Child Left Behind. I am proud to serve District 1 on the Newton County Board of Education and am optimistic about the future of our system.

I would like to thank the administrative team of Alcovy High School for allowing me to use their facility. I encourage residents who were unable to attend to join me when future forums are announced.

-- Jeff Meadors

District 1 Representative

Newton County Board of Education