“We wanted to provide a unique way of encouraging positive dialog among our community leaders,” said Stan Curtis, director of schools.
Curtis added that moving into the new school year, the district’s focus will be on “making a difference.”
“You’re going to see a lot of special people recognized throughout the next school year. Our unsung heroes are often overlooked, but we are going to show how all of our staff is making a difference in the lives of our students. With this in mind, we are excited to share these special experiences with our community.”
During the dinner, our elected county officials were invited to enjoy a meal sponsored by Valerie Kemp Dreier.
Dreier said, “I’m honored to have catered the first of many school board dinners, which has potential to be a time of information sharing and camaraderie between various leaders in our community.”
She compared memories from her family’s grocery business to the state of our county and school district. “When growing up in the grocery business, I remember those little strawberries from Portland, TN. They always let me know that growing season was in full swing and in about a month or two, we would be having thick slices of juicy red homegrown tomatoes on our BLTs. Those first sweet strawberries of spring are much like the small successes we have achieved throughout this school district so far. Harvest season for Cheatham County is right around the corner.”
Curtis said, “We are grateful for the outpouring of support from our community. It’s just a matter of time before we reap the benefits of everyone coming together for the advancement of our children.”
The school board will hold a special called meeting on Thursday, September 10 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss long range planning followed by the work session at 6:00 p.m. The school board will convene for its regular monthly meeting on Monday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m. All meetings will be held in the boardroom at 104 Elizabeth Street in Ashland City.