Superintendent to Host a Series of Public Dialogue Sessions

Last Updated on Nov 9, 2017 at 11:43am

Garrett County Public Schools Superintendent Barbara Baker plans to seek feedback from parents and the community regarding the strategic planning for the future success of the school system.
Ms. Baker will host a series of public dialogue sessions, during which she plans to gather input on a variety of topics. Participants will be asked the following questions:
  • What are Garrett County Public Schools doing well (Strengths)?
  • What areas present the greatest challenges for Garrett County Public Schools (Weaknesses)?
  • What needs to be in place in order to move the district forward (Opportunities)?
  • What do you see as the roadblocks to the success of the school system (Threats)?
  • How can the district best communicate to promote an open and transparent district culture?
All sessions are open to the public and are intended for parents and community members to provide honest and open feedback to the Superintendent. Sessions will take place in each of the schools and are one hour long with the exception of evening sessions, which are two hours. Parents and community members are encouraged to attend the session that best meets their needs. You do not have to have a child in school to attend. Here is the complete schedule:


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Grantsville Elementary: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Route 40 Elementary: 1:15 - 2:15 PM
Friendsville Elementary: 2:45 - 3:35 PM
Accident Elementary: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Northern Middle School: 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Swan Meadow School: 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Crellin Elementary: 1:15 - 2:15 PM
Broad Ford Elementary: 2:45 - 3:45 PM
Yough Glades Elementary: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Southern Middle School: 5:30 -7:30 PM

Friday, November 17, 2017

Southern Garrett High School: 10:15 - 11:15 AM
Northern Garrett High School: 2:15 - 3:15 PM
In addition to the public forums, parents and members of the community are encouraged to complete the electronic survey that has been created to answer similar questions to those above. Participants may attend a public dialogue session, complete the online survey, or both. The link to the online survey is:
Or, you may go to the GCPS website.
Ms. Baker plans to present feedback from the sessions and the electronic survey to the Board of Education and community at its regular monthly meeting on December 12, 2017.
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