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Community Forums to be held this Month

Community forums to be held this month

      TCS parents and community members are invited to come together to discuss culture and climate in the school system –there will be two forums this month, one at Central High School on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and one at Bryant High School on Tuesday, Jan. 31 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  

      While the forums are open to the public regardless of school affiliation, parents and family members from Central and Paul W. Bryant High, and families from schools that feed into those two schools are especially encouraged to attend. 

      The events will start with a general session in the school auditorium moderated by Dr. Roger Cleveland from Eastern Kentucky University or his staff. Attendees will then break out into focus groups to discuss their experiences. The entrance for the event will be located in the school auditorium, toward the back of the school. 

The system is looking to collect student, staff, parent, and community input in an effort to provide unity within all of the TCS Schools. The idea came about based on data from the 2022 Culture Survey and recent input from the Superintendent's Student Advisory Council. 

      In October and December, a series of "listening sessions" were also held at all three high schools for the students and staff to talk about school unity and culture.  

The Tuscaloosa City Schools hopes by gathering with students, faculty, parents, and the broader community, TCS will get insight into ways we can expand welcoming and supportive school environments for our students. TCS will share the results and action items that come as a result of these meetings at a later date.