School Board Announces Four Town Hall Dates

After enduring hours-long public comment sessions for over a year, the School Board has announced four town hall sessions, to be facilitated by outside firm RTI International.

The administration detailed plans for the sessions during Tuesday night’s School Board meeting. According to the presentation, the town halls will aim to use community voices to shape the five-year strategic plan, which was also shared Tuesday.

RTI International is a nonprofit government and educational research institute based in North Carolina.

According to the presentation, the sessions will aim to answer several questions:

  • What vision should LCPS pursue for all students moving forward?
  • What programs and practices should be added, discontinued, or otherwise considered across the division?
  • What are the most important actions that LCPS should take in the coming years?

Board members and staff will present at the sessions. All four sessions will feature the same presentation materials.

Superintendent Scott Ziegler said that the division would be able to record at least one of the sessions for the public.

The events will be held on April 18 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at both Tuscarora High School and Briar Woods High School, and on April 19 from 7 p.m. – 9 pm. at Stone Bridge High School and Dominion High School.

7 thoughts on “School Board Announces Four Town Hall Dates

  • 2022-04-06 at 1:34 pm
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    I think it’s marvelous more than 13,000 families responded to LCPS’ strategic-plan survey. And I’m optimistic hundreds will attend the town halls later this month. I see brighter days in LCPS’ future. It has so many burdens to carry. Dr. Ziegler is under attack from all quarters. Even a few school-board members insist on washing LCPS’ dirty laundry in public. On a happier note, Happy Ramadan Loudoun!

  • 2022-04-06 at 1:43 pm
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    Does anyone actually believe the school board and it’s expensive left wing facilitator are going to listen to parents? They’ll keep with their divisive and hateful practices, especially against parents.

    • 2022-04-06 at 4:52 pm
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      I remember when COVID first started. They held COVID all hands ZOOM meetings with parents during the summer of 2020. The questions and answers were all staged, all pre answered. Nothing was impromptu or live, everything was already determined. That’s when I knew we were in BIG trouble.

  • 2022-04-06 at 4:51 pm
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    I remember when COVID first started. They held COVID all hands ZOOM meetings with parents during the summer of 2020. The questions and answers were all staged, all pre answered. Nothing was impromptu or live, everything was already determined. That’s when I knew we were in BIG trouble.

  • 2022-04-07 at 8:57 am
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    Finally. However it would have helped if it was at the beginning of the year so people could come together instead of tearing each other apart on social media. A LOT of lost ground to cover to restore trust, hope the town halls go well.

  • 2022-04-07 at 4:31 pm
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    We didn’t vote for “the outside firm RTI International” to represent us and protect our kids. We expect our board to be responsive to the people, not insulate itself from the people.

  • 2022-04-11 at 11:57 pm
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    “What vision should LCPS pursue for all students moving forward?”

    Simple, really:

    1. Set the bar high for students so that they have to excel.
    2. Empower the teachers to have some autonomy within their classrooms that will allow them to try something different when some students start falling behind without dragging down the students who are excelling.
    3. Stop teaching to a test. Teach the tools and show how to use them.
    4. Stop teaching that people are oppressed or oppressors based on outward appearances. A student is not failing or succeeding because he or she appears a certain way. Ultimately the only person oppressing you is you… and you do that by giving up rather than asking for help, because quite frankly I do not know of any good teachers who would refuse any child coming to them and asking for help understanding the material.

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