PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The new superintendent of the Pittsburgh Public Schools District sat down with parents Thursday night to talk about what they can do to improve the district.
Dr. Anthony Hamlet held the first of nine community-wide forums at the Obama Academy.
He said this is part of his 90-day transition plan. The purpose of the forums is to meet with parents to hear what they have to say about the district.
Roughly 75 parents and school officials attended the forum. Dr. Hamlet said the forums have three components: look, listen and learn.
“Two weeks ago, I presented to the board my 90-day plan and a huge portion of this was make sure that we capture community voices, capture students, capture parents, capture administrators, faculty and staff, local politicians, stakeholders, anyone who has a vested interest in educating our students in Pittsburgh, I want to make sure we capture their voice,” Dr. Hamlet said.
Following his remarks, Dr. Hamlet asked the audience for their thoughts on what areas of the district need improvement and what assets the district has that need to be sustained.
The next forum will be held on Sept. 8 in Carrick.