Blue Ribbon Commission to visit Edgecombe schools


From Contributed Reports

Friday, February 9, 2018

Edgecombe County Public Schools will once again offer a series of Blue Ribbon Commission school visits to provide an opportunity for community members to learn more about the innovative work happening in school across the district.

The Blue Ribbon Commission is a diverse group of Edgecombe County stakeholders tasked with leading an ongoing conversation in the community about our collective vision for Edgecombe County Public Schools graduates.

“The Commission works in collaboration with school and district leaders to reimagine the future of education in Edgecombe County, so that all students are able to realize their dreams in this rapidly changing world,” said Superintendent Dr. Valerie Bridges.

The commission members include students, parents, teachers, principals and board of education members. Business, faith-based and nonprofit leaders are also members of the commission, in addition to General Assembly representatives.

The goals of the visits are to highlight innovative practices happening in our schools, to solicit community input onaour vision for Edgecombe County Public Schools graduates and to receive feedback from the community on how district officials can continue to improve so they can realize that vision.

All parents and community members are invited to attend the following school visits:

■ SouthWest Edgecombe High School: Multiple Course Offerings – 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Feb. 20.

■ Phillips Middle School: Opportunity Culture – 1 to 2:30 p.m. on March 15.

■ North Edgecombe High School: POWER/Student Leadership – 11:55 a.m. to 1:25 p.m.on March 23.

■ G.W. Bulluck Elementary School: Resilience/Outdoor Learning Environments – 9 to 10:30 a.m. on April 12.

■ Coker-Wimberly Elementary School: Resilience/Project-Based Learning – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on April 26.

■ Stocks Elementary School: Resilience/Trauma – 8:30 to 10 a.m. on May 8.