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Last chance for people to weigh in on plans for Caddo schools

The few and the faithful turned out for a community meeting at Southwood High School.
The few and the faithful turned out for a community meeting at Southwood High School.

Lola Kendrick says, “It was important to find out the plans to help these schools become high performing."

Lots of questions were asked, but not a lot of people were there to ask them.

Dr. Mary Nash Robinson says, “This is important and you don't wait until the decisions are made and the plan is about to be implemented to express your concerns.  You do it on the front end."

The interim superintendent says community input helped save schools from a state takeover.

"We kept five schools and got one back.  This story could have had a very different meaning.”

The school system will partner with the state to fix failing schools. Kendrick is happy with plans to turn Woodlawn and Fair Park into career centers.  However school leaders are disappointed more people aren't engaged in this conversation.

Another community meeting will be held this Thursday at Newton Smith at 6pm.

On November 19th the school board could approve a plan.
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