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“A Community Conversation on the Dare Public Schools”

TONIGHT “A Community Conversation on the Dare Public Schools”

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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:00 pm

Tonight: Thursday, Nov. 16 @ 7 p.m.
David E. Oaksmith Jr. Auditorium
First Flight High School

Take a unique opportunity to learn and talk about public education in Dare County. Meet and hear from the new Superintendent of Dare County Schools. And pose a question to local school officials.

Dare County residents are invited to participate in a unique public forum on the Dare County Public Schools featuring new DCS’ Superintendent, John Farrelly, and hosted by the Outer Banks Sentinel.

The county’s school system experienced a changing of the guard this past summer when 17-year

Superintendent Dr. Sue Burgess retired and was succeeded by John Farrelly, who had been serving as Superintendent of the Edgecombe County Schools. With the help of a national search firm, the Dare County Board of Education selected the schools’ new leader from a large and impressive field of 78 candidates. This public forum is in keeping with the Superintendent’s stated goal of embarking on a “listening tour” as part of his efforts at community outreach in Dare County.

The format of the event will be divided into three parts:

- The first part will feature a presentation by the Superintendent that will provide an overview of how the Dare schools are funded, organized and operate.

- The second part will be a panel discussion. Participants in the discussion, to be moderated by Sentinel publisher Mark Jurkowitz, are: Superintendent John Farrelly; Chief Academic Officer Arty Tillett; Manteo Middle School Principal Dr. Michael Sasscer; Dare County Schools Teacher of the Year Katie Blanchard; and Dare Education Foundation Board Member Jessica Loose.

- The last segment of the evening will be an interactive experience that will allow members of the audience to direct their questions to the panel members.

This is a unique opportunity for parents, and other interested parties, to hear from and talk with the educators making the important decisions that affect what happens in our classrooms. Please join us.

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