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Sarasota County Schools to host inaugural Digital Town Hall

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SARASOTA COUNTY, Aug. 23, 2017 – Sarasota County Schools will host a Digital Town Hall from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6. The inaugural event will be broadcast live on The Education Channel on Comcast Cable’s channel 20 and Frontier’s channel 33 as well as the district’s website and Facebook page.

During the event, viewers will be able to ask a panel of speakers questions through Facebook and Twitter and receive real-time responses. Questions can be emailed in advance for inclusion in the question bank for the evening event.

The Digital Town Hall’s speaker panel includes Sarasota County Schools Superintendent Todd Bowden, Sarasota County School Board Chairwoman Caroline Zucker, and the district’s three assistant superintendents: Laura Kingsley, Scott Lempe and Mitsi Corcoran. 

“In today’s environment of ever-changing technology and the desire for real-time information on electronic devices, we want to reach families where they are,” said Bowden. “We hope it’s easier for people to watch a town hall on their computers, tablets and smartphones than to have to show up for an event in person. This way, we are able to reach more people in a more convenient way. The goal is to answer as many questions as possible in an hour, and if we have a great turnout, we definitely plan to host more of these throughout the school year.”

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Communications and Community Relations
Tracey Beeker, Director
tracey.beeker@sarasotacountyschools.net

Kelsey Whealy, Media Relations Specialist
kelsey.whealy@sarasotacountyschools.net

Caroline Lee, Administrative Assistant;
Public Records Custodian, Peachjar eflyers    
caroline.lee@sarasotacountyschools.net 

Digital Communications
Mina Ajrab, Manager
mina.ajrab@sarasotacountyschools.net

Torie Ewald, Social Media Strategist
torie.ewald@sarasotacountyschools.net

Katy Ellis, Social Media Producer
kathryn.ellis@sarasotacountyschools.net

Phone: 941-927-4009 or
941-927-9000 ext. 74009
Fax: 941-927-2539
1960 Landings Boulevard
Sarasota, Florida 34231
Green 3rd Floor

Education Channel 20/33
John Flowerree, Manager
john.flowerree@sarasotacountyschools.net

TBA, Engineer

Phone: 941-361-6355
Fax: 941-361-6358
4748 Beneva Road
Sarasota, Florida 34233

Community Involvement
Lyndsey Cantees, Coordinator  
lyndsey.cantees@sarasotacountyschools.net

Jennifer Anderson, Administrative Assistant
CommunityInvolvement@sarasotacountyschools.net
Phone: 941-927-9000, ext. 31500
Fax: 941-361-6539
Green 1st Floor

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