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Board to consider school safety survey


By Brian Wudkwych
The Daily Reflector

Monday, June 18, 2018

A safety survey that features feedback from community members is among items scheduled for discussion today at the Pitt County Board of Education work session. 

Travis Lewis, director of community and student services, is set to present the survey to board members at the meeting, which will be held at 11 a.m. at the Pitt County Office Complex, 1717 W. Fifth St. The board has expressed a desire to hear from those in the community as it continues to consider ways to protect children from shootings and other violence. 

The agenda also calls for Cheryl Olmsted, assistant superintendent of educational programs and services, to present early information on the strategic plan as the board prepares to look toward the next school year. Additionally, Beth Ann Trueblood, Career  and Technical Education director, will present information for the upcoming CTE plan. 

The board also is scheduled to hear from Ed Dunlap, executive director of the North Carolina School Board Action Center. The agenda does not specify what the presentation will entail, but the organization is a nonprofit that aims to “enhance the advocacy efforts of the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) in promoting the NCSBA legislative agenda.”

Matt Johnson, director of facilities, also will present information on the transportation project, which is located off Allen Road and is currently under construction. 

After the work session, which is strictly informational, the board is scheduled to go into a closed session to consider the lawsuit Deminski v. Pitt County Board of Education.

Contact Brian Wudkwych at bwudkwych@reflector.com or 252-329-9567 and follow @brianwudkwych on Twitter.