Local school leaders were among the most active and vocal during the flurry of controversial education-reform bills presented in the Michigan Legislature late last year. Do you have opinions about education reform and its impact on the Bloomfield Hills Schools and surrounding public school districts?
You'll have an opportunity to let members of the Michigan State Board of Education know directly during one of four community forums coming to Bloomfield Hills on March 1 at 7:30 a.m. at the Doyle Center. The event coincides with the Women Officials Network (WON) Breakfast and State Board of Education President John Austin is expected to join State Board Vice President Casandra Ulbrich, WON President. and local leaders in education.
Other scheduled forums:
- Tonight, 6 p.m.: Monroe County Intermediate School District Professional Development Center, 1101 S. Raisinville Rd, Monroe. Sponsored by the Monroe County Association of Boards of Education and the Monroe County Superintendents Association. Speakers: State Board of Education President John Austin, local educators.
- Monday, Feb. 25, 6:45 p.m., Benzonia: “Challenges Facing Public Education in Michigan, and What it Means for You: Public Education Forum.” Benzie Central High School, 9300 Homestead Road. Sponsored by the Benzie County League of Women Voters; 5:45-6:45 Potluck Dinner: 6:45-8:45 Program featuring State Board President, John Austin, NPR reporter Lindsey Smith, and local education leaders
- Monday, March 11, 6-8 p.m., Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor: An open discussion of education issues, policies and proposed reforms. Speaker(s): State Board President John Austin, and fellow SBE member Eileen Weiser; local education officials
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