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School district seeks input at meetings

Sessions cover programs dealing with special populations

POSTED: July 18, 2014 12:03 a.m.

FORSYTH COUNTY — The Forsyth County school system will hold three meetings next week to gather community feedback on some programs that deal with special populations.

The meetings are a part of the process the school system must undergo to obtain state and federal funding to help students who are economically disadvantaged or have certain special needs.

Amy Reutter, federal programs specialist for the school district, said the meetings will follow the same format: A presentation by system staff, followed by a question and answer session from those in attendance.

“We’re hoping to have a good turnout at all the meetings,” she said. “Parents, community leaders and stakeholders in general are all invited to attend.”

The first meeting is set for 6 p.m. Monday at Midway Elementary. The second will be at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Cumming Elementary, while the final session is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. July 28 at Little Mill Middle.

Reutter said the same information will be presented at each meeting.

“Under federal law, we just have to offer the meetings at different times and on different days to allow for as many people as possible to attend,” she said.

The meetings will focus on the system’s Comprehensive LEA Improvement Plan, or CLIP, which is required for funding through such programs as Title I, which assists students who are economically disadvantaged or immigrants, and McKinney-Vento, which helps homeless students.

Information on the school system’s Title I Parent Involvement Policy will also be presented during the meetings.


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