Mark your calendars for important meetings on school safety, MLK Day of Service

Mark your calendars for important meetings on school safety, MLK Day of Service
Posted on 09/19/2018

Good afternoon! Hope that you are all having another great week!

I would like to provide a reminder of two community committee meetings that are coming up real soon. First, Thursday, September 20, at 6:30 PM is the initial Parent Safety Committee meeting that will be held in the District Service Center (DSC) at 100 Commerce Drive. Then, next Monday, September 24, at 6:30 PM in DSC is the first meeting of the Diversity Steering Committee. Both meetings are open to the public. If you can not make the meetings, be assured that meeting minutes will be posted on the QCSD website after each meeting. The work of both of these committees is of paramount importance to the safety, security, and culture throughout the district.

As I mentioned in a blog last winter, we are inspired to begin a Martin Luther King Day of Service on his birthday this year, which will become an annual event in Quakertown. We plan to use Dr. King's words as guidance as we plan to support organizations within Bucks and Lehigh counties on MLK Day in January. Yesterday, I attended a meeting with teachers, community leaders, and Dr. Finnerty to build upon discussions that started last school year. Students, teachers, and parents have already begun working to develop our plans. The school board enthusiastically supports this initiative.

In the coming months, you will hear more about all of the service our students already provide in the community, receive information about possible service events in our area in which students might participate, as well as hear about a series of options available on MLK Day for which students and community members can volunteer. We look forward to sharing more with you in the future and look forward even more so to seeing you on January 21 in the community. If you would like to volunteer with us or have an organization for which you might like help, please email us at quakertownmlkday@gmail.com.

Thank you. Have a wonderful evening.

Bill Harner

Superintendent, QCSD

Wharner@qcsd.org

Twitter: @billharner

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