(12/05/12) - It's an effort to improve the quality of education, so students can
compete on a global level.
That's the goal of an academic Advisory Task force created in the Saginaw Public Schools.
The purpose of the task force is to come up with ways to make sure students get the best education. The task force is made up of students, parents, teachers and business and community leaders.
Wednesday, Dr. Carlton Jenkins, the superintendent, met with educators and other district leaders to discuss how to make sure the district is headed in the right direction.
He shared information that came from members of the advisory task force about ways to move Saginaw Public Schools to the next level.
Some of those ideas include flexible scheduling. Another thought - having more online courses for students.
The key to making sure these plans work is having input from the community.
"We start with the board. We're looking at the executive staff and we want the parents' input and everything that we can to do to have the best possible learning climate, we want to do that. From raising ACT scores to stamping out the bullying that happens in school," Jenkins said.
The next meeting is open to the public. It's Monday, Dec.10 from 6-8 p.m. at Thompson Middle in Saginaw.
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