Monday, October 14, 2013

MPUSD listening forums worth attending

Two community listening forums took place today, and from what I was told and from what I observed, they are really worth attending.

The community forums are the first step in the district's search for a new superintendent. 

K-12 Consulting is doing a good job putting together sessions that bring people together in a way that's conducive to real listening. They start by asking everyone to think about the district's mission statement. Then about its values. Then participants are asked to split into small groups and discuss what the district is doing well, what can be improved, and what does the future of MPUSD look like.

Tonight I heard some of the most substantive, heartfelt, honest conversations about the district in the four years I've covered it.

And there's more listening sessions coming up.

From 9-11 am – King Elementary School(Cafeteria), 1713 Broadway Ave., Seaside.
From 2-4 pm – Monterey High School (Cafeteria) 101 Herrmann Dr., Monterey.
From 6-8 pm – Los Arboles Middle School (Cafeteria), 294 Hillcrest Ave., Marina.

Participation was a bit low at the first two forums, so I hope to see more out there tomorrow. You won't be disappointed. 

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