***THIS WAS PROVIDED BY MICHELLE SALZMAN***
-Sign in sheets
-Partnering with School Board
-How to use city assets
-Focus on 2-3 recommendations
-Communicate and Connect resources
-Children getting to schools safely
-PTA does go to Tallahassee and
-Communication of the resources that the city provides but the community does not know the resources that are provided.
-City does work with the school district and county but there is only so much they can do
-Struggling schools are in the pockets of poverty
-Talking to Malcolm Thomas on how the city and school board work together. How do we share resources?
-Organizations to provide services at community centers
-More than 4000 open vacancies at the start of the year
-Pay raises that have not been addressed for teachers
-Long term subs rather than full time teachers
-Teachers are leaving school because of salaries
-Advocate with lobbyists on our behalf with teachers, parents, students and local governments
-Keep in contact with teachers and the union about the concerns and problems facing schools
-Do you have actual teachers on your team?
-Crossing Summit Blvd on bikes for children getting to school in the morning.
-Small portion of sidewalk in front of the fire station but will extend
Walkability to schools
-Heat map to understand the crossing to figure out where crosswalks go
-Where should we look at that are in the most need
-Being creative on how we can work together on crosswalks
-FDOT has identified us as a red county and have maxed out the money each year. Outside the radius of the school the money can not be used. Safe routes to school.
-Priority to get kids safely to school
-Idea of walkability. County, city and school board have to pay for children to get to school maybe sidewalks can cut cost of buses
-What can we do as a community-how can we provide low cost mortgages, transportation to lessen the load of low pay
-Escambia County has many struggling schools. How can we address those schools?
-What are you going to do about Workman Middle School.
-We need to communicate better at the District Level.
-Workman has been in conversations
-We take safety very seriously.
-What suggestions do you have for Workman
-You can call Patti Hightower
-Keeping kids safe can be facilitated by experienced teachers in the classroom
-How do we keep the teachers in the classroom
-Celebrating education system
-Teachers left Workman
-PTAs working with other schools that are not well established.
-Feeding people will get them there. Holding classes for parents and children, how to teach your children.
-OJ Semmes was adopted by a church
-Sharing what works with schools and implement them here
-Expanding learning time
-Digital learning platforms
-Performance pay issue
-Collective impact frame-Harlem Children’s Zone
-Promise neighborhoods Proposal
-Pairing high performing schools with low performing schools
-Business, congregations and others within the neighborhood supporting the neighborhood schools
-What is our role as a member of the community to support the students, parents, teachers and administrators
-Culture shift, city wide internet at community centers, or parks. Extend to the county. Accessibility of WIFI in communities.
-Closing of schools and combining schools causes schools to be larger