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Community Listening Sessions Regarding GCPS Facilities

Last Updated on May 9, 2019 at 8:24am | Public Information Office

The Strategic Facilities Committee, newly appointed by the Garrett County Board of Education on March 28, 2019, will hold three community listening sessions on May 7, 8, and 9, 2019. The purpose of these sessions is to gather the observations of community members and to listen to their concerns, expectations and suggestions for improving the public school facilities of the county. These sessions will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to meet the members of the Committee directly and for community members to provide valuable input into the strategic facilities planning process, which will deliver recommendations to the Board of Education by November 2019. Since the community listening sessions are critical to the success of the Committee’s work, they will be recorded so that no input, comments or questions are overlooked during the planning process. Each listening session will be preceded by a brief presentation on the overall condition of facilities in Garrett County.
 
The community listening sessions will be held between 6:30 and 8:30 pm at the following locations:
  • Tuesday, May 7: Northern Middle School Cafeteria, 371 Pride Parkway, Accident, MD
  • Wednesday, May 8: Garrett College, Room 111/112 of the Garrett Information Enterprise Center (GIEC) Building, 687 Mosser Road McHenry, MD
  • Thursday, May 9: Southern Middle School Cafeteria, 605 Harvey Winters Rd., Oakland, MD
 
The committee will hold a brief meeting on May 7, 2019, at 4:30 pm, to discuss the prior meeting minutes; proposed committee work plan; research subcommittees: topics and membership; and observations of the school tours. This meeting will be held in the Northern Middle School cafeteria and is open to the public.
 
Community members are encouraged to attend one of these sessions to share their feedback regarding the public school facilities of the county.
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