Redistricting Topic of Community Open Houses

Cabell County Schools is inviting the public to attend two “Community Open House” meetings the first week of May regarding its redistricting project. The dates and times are as follows:
 
•    Monday, May 3, 6:00 to 8:00 PM - Huntington East Middle School (location changed form Huntington High due to water outage)
 •   Thursday, May 6, 6:00 to 8:00 PM - Cabell Midland High School
 
Both meetings will be conducted in the schools’ cafeterias where appropriate social distancing can be maintained. Parents, students, family members, citizens and other stakeholders are encouraged to attend one or both meetings, regardless of the attendance zone in which they live.
 
These Community Open Houses are an opportunity for stakeholders to ask questions or receive clarification on the Proposed Redistricting Scenario which was presented to the Board of Education April 20. Cooperative Strategies, the organization contracted by the district to lead the process, and district staff will be present to participate in conversations. Participants attending the meetings will be encouraged to complete the online survey if they have not done so already.   
 
“We encourage all district stakeholders to visit our website, watch the presentation, and to attend these Community Open Houses,” says Cabell County Schools Superintendent Ryan Saxe. “We are nearing the middle of the redistricting process and no firm decisions have been made. However, the process is moving along steadily and what our stakeholders tell us with the survey and in these open houses will certainly help guide our team toward a more formal proposal. It is crucially important that we receive input now from our community.”
 
A link to the “Redistricting Project” and the survey can be found on the front page of the Cabell County Schools website, www.cabellschools.com. It can also be found under the “About” heading. On that site, visitors also can utilize a school locator to help identify what schools their children might attend under the proposed scenario.   

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