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Education Introduces Public Forums to Encourage Dialogue

Sept. 22, 2007 – Education Acting Commissioner Dr. Lynn Spampinato has announced the implementation of her community outreach program, "Let's Talk." The 90-minute forums, which are geared to encouraging dialogue between the department and education stakeholders, will be held bi-weekly on Mondays on St. Thomas and Wednesdays on St. Croix with an alternate forum once a month on the island of St. John.
"I am very excited about this program," said Dr. Spampinato. "'Let's Talk' is developed toward encouraging and increasing dialogue between the department and our client base, which includes student, parents, teachers, administrators and the general public. It is an opportunity for the department to receive valuable information from our clients and for our clients to have a one-on-one with us."
The program's first meeting will be held on St. Thomas at 3:30 p.m., on Monday, Sept. 24, in the Ruth E. Thomas Auditorium at the Charlotte Amalie High School campus. On St. Croix, the first meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Curriculum Center in Kingshill. The first meeting on St. John is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., on Monday, Oct. 1. The venue is still to be determined. "These first meetings are open generally to anyone who wishes to hold an audience with me and the district superintendents," said Spampinato. "We hope to be able to get a feel for the pressing issues that require our attention thereby enabling us to target specific groups to meet with subsequently.
"These meetings are for the people of the Virgin Islands community and we are encouraging participation from all segments. I want to meet with teachers, parents, students and even those persons who no longer have children in school. These meetings are about engaging the community and as the program progresses we will increase the schedule to accommodate them every week if necessary."
For more information, contact Juel M. Anderson at 774-0100, ext. 8136. To submit comments or suggested topics e-mail them to jmanderson@sttj.k12.vi.

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Sept. 22, 2007 - Education Acting Commissioner Dr. Lynn Spampinato has announced the implementation of her community outreach program, "Let's Talk." The 90-minute forums, which are geared to encouraging dialogue between the department and education stakeholders, will be held bi-weekly on Mondays on St. Thomas and Wednesdays on St. Croix with an alternate forum once a month on the island of St. John.
"I am very excited about this program," said Dr. Spampinato. "'Let's Talk' is developed toward encouraging and increasing dialogue between the department and our client base, which includes student, parents, teachers, administrators and the general public. It is an opportunity for the department to receive valuable information from our clients and for our clients to have a one-on-one with us."
The program's first meeting will be held on St. Thomas at 3:30 p.m., on Monday, Sept. 24, in the Ruth E. Thomas Auditorium at the Charlotte Amalie High School campus. On St. Croix, the first meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Curriculum Center in Kingshill. The first meeting on St. John is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., on Monday, Oct. 1. The venue is still to be determined. "These first meetings are open generally to anyone who wishes to hold an audience with me and the district superintendents," said Spampinato. "We hope to be able to get a feel for the pressing issues that require our attention thereby enabling us to target specific groups to meet with subsequently.
"These meetings are for the people of the Virgin Islands community and we are encouraging participation from all segments. I want to meet with teachers, parents, students and even those persons who no longer have children in school. These meetings are about engaging the community and as the program progresses we will increase the schedule to accommodate them every week if necessary."
For more information, contact Juel M. Anderson at 774-0100, ext. 8136. To submit comments or suggested topics e-mail them to jmanderson@sttj.k12.vi.