9/12/2017 1:15:00 PM Dr. Page to host listening sessions
By David Richards
Dr. Joey Page, Byron's new superintendent of schools who has officially moved to Byron and who began his tenure July 1, will host a series of listening sessions in the next few months.
"Byron Public Schools requires a deep commitment from the entire community to be successful," Dr. Page said in a statement. "It is critical that I understand the culture, history, and expectations of the entire Byron school community. Working with staff, I want to be proactive and deliberate in reaching out to all stakeholders, particularly those who are traditionally underrepresented in public engagement to ensure their voices are included and valued.
"My focus is on establishing openness and transparency in all communication systems and protocols used to communicate both internally and externally.
Key questions for all stakeholders will include:
"What are the strengths of Byron Public Schools?
"What opportunities exist to improve Byron Public Schools?
"As the budget remains a challenge for so many districts across Minnesota, what are the priorities of the District?
"What would you like Byron Public Schools to look like in five years - what does the "...renowned school system in the world" mean as a standard in Byron Public Schools?"
Session were already held Sept. 7 at Salem Township and Sept. 8 at Otto's Bakery.
Future dates include Sept. 12 at Market Place Deli at 7:15 a.m., Sept. 21 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the district's board room.