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Second Digital Town Hall set for Dec. 6, advance questions are welcome

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Digital Town Hall

SARASOTA, Nov. 20, 2017 - Our first-ever Sarasota County Schools Digital Town Hall, held Sept. 6, was well-received by parents and other members of the community. This technology-enhanced public forum is a key part of our ongoing efforts to reach families where they are and engage in two-way communication via the devices we all use every day.

We hope you will join us for our second Digital Town Hall, Wednesday, December 6, from 7-8 p.m. You can email your questions in advance to or submit them during the live event. 

During the event, streamed live on the district website and Facebook Live and broadcast on The Education Channel—Comcast 20 and Frontier 33—people will be able to ask our panel questions through Facebook and Twitter and receive real-time responses. You can join in  and participate on a smart phone, tablet or computers.

The first half of the program will be devoted to a very important subject: school safety and security. Superintendent Todd Bowden will be joined by the Sarasota County School Board chair, Assistant Superintendent for Operations Scott Lempe, Director of Safety & Security Mike Andreas, Riverview High School Principal Paul Burns and Venice Middle School Principal Karin Schmidt.  

For the remaining half-hour we will open the questions up to all topics. Joining Dr. Bowden, the school board chair and Mr. Lempe for that portion of the program will be our two other assistant superintendents: Assistant Superintendent for Academics, Dr. Laura Kingsley, and Assistant Superintendent/Chief Financial Officer Mitsi Corcoran.

Wherever you are during the Digital Town Hall, we hope you will join us on your phones or computers at 7 p.m., Wednesday, December 6. And please, feel free to ask a question in advance via the email link above and/or during the live event! We look forward to answering your questions about school safety and security and other topics! 

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