City schools hosting informational meeting

By: By Kristy D. Carter -

The administrative staff of Clinton City Schools has received positive feedback from the last few town hall meetings the district has held, and hopes another meeting in the coming weeks will be just as beneficial for the public.

Clinton City Schools is hosting a town hall meeting Nov. 28 with the hopes of receiving feedback from the community about issues pertaining to the school system.

The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, in the Holly Grove Holiness Church fellowship hall. Its purpose is to allow parents and students an opportunity to express their concerns and, at the same time, receive information about what’s going on in the district.

Those who come out will have a chance to hear a presentation of the new strategic priorities and district goals, as well as ask questions and obtain information about Clinton City Schools.

“We are interested in hearing what our community and stakeholders want to know about Clinton City Schools,” CCS superintendent Dr. Stuart Blount shared. “We are truly ‘Preparing the Future, Together’ and without input we cannot accomplish that mission.”

Questions may be submitted prior to the event at

Blount and other administrative staff members are hoping the community will come out and learn more about what Clinton City Schools is doing to improve the overall education of the students.

“We are sending out messages to the employees, and parents as way of advertisement and we are hoping for a large turnout,” Blount shared. “The community is extremely supportive of Clinton City Schools, and this is another opportunity for them to convene, show and share their commitment. We believe and desire to promote communication with our stakeholders and schools. Awareness and information is only valuable if people hear and know it.”

The meeting is expected to last about one hour, however school officials will be there to answer individual questions that stakeholders may have at the completion of the meeting.

A presentation updating the public on the district’s strategic priorities and goals will be given, as well as a panel discussion on various topics and answering the public’s questions.

There will be a presentation of updates Strategic Priorities and District Goals, as well as a panel discussion about various topics.

“This town hall meeting will be a platform for gaining of awareness on both the stakeholders and Clinton City Schools,” Blount said.

As part of the panel, Clinton City Schools Teacher of the Year Cathy Ammons and Principal of the Year Jennifer Pope will be available to answer questions.

By Kristy D. Carter

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