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Everett School Board continues community conversations at three district high schools

To augment previous community conversations and the winter online conversations, the school board is hosting another series of face-to-face fishbowl conversations in April and May.
Fishbowl meetings all have a common purpose – that is to engage all participants in a conversation and thus gather varying perspectives on a topic. Image courtesy of Everett Public Schools.

By Mary Waggoner, Everett Public Schools Director of Communications.

To augment previous community conversations and the winter online conversations, the school board is hosting another series of face-to-face fishbowl conversations in April and May.

What IS a fishbowl conversation? According to multiple sources, fishbowl meetings can vary, but all have a common purpose – that is to engage all participants in a conversation and thus gather varying perspectives on a topic.

On three Tuesdays in April and May; Cascade High, Henry M. Jackson High, and then Everett High will be fishbowl conversation sites from 6:30 to 8:30 pm each evening.

The topics for those three evenings are school facilities and school technology.

“We are looking forward to these meetings scheduled to follow so closely on the heels of the information available now from the winter Thoughtexchange process,” noted Board President Pam LeSesne.

“Although we have had little time to look deeply at the Thoughtexchange comments, or to process learnings from those comments, we believe hearing from our public online and in person gives lots of people opportunities to share their thoughts.”

All are welcome to attend the sessions. Sign up on line for the date that meets your schedule:

“Because the format requires some logistics of setting up enough tables and chairs in a ‘fishbowl,’ we encourage people to register online for one, two or all three of the sessions,” said LeSesne.

“That way, the meeting will start on time for everyone and we’ll have enough technology and microphones for everyone to hear and take part each evening.”

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