1st Leg of Community Walk Spans Washington and Stephens Elementary School Zones

Superintendent Mike Poore, Karen Schneider and others pose in front of Washington ElementaryDespite triple digit heat, LRSD Superintendent Mike Poore made good on his promise to hit the pavement during his first "Community Walk" events, July 23.  Going door to door, Poore introduced himself to several residents living in school zones 1 and 2, neighborhoods comprising the Washington and Stephens elementary school areas.  In addition to principals Katherine Snyder and Phillip Carlock, as well as a few of their staff members, community members, PTA representatives, and ministers joined the effort.

          Superintendent Mike Poore and volunteeers pose in front of Stephens Elementary

The walks are part of the superintendent's "Listen and Learn" Entry Plan, as he gets to know stakeholders and hears their aspirations for the district.  Residents who answer the door receive book marks with information about how to get in touch with the district and "Points of Pride" - a few of the district's highlights and successes.  Those who are not home will have a "Sorry We Missed You" door hanger awaiting them with the same information.  The information is in English and Spanish.

Superintendent Poore intends to visit each of the 7 school zones during the year, focusing on the first series of walks before school starts.  The schedule for the current Community Walks is as follows:

Zones 1-2 (July 23)
Zones 6-7 - August 6
Zones 3-4 - August 12
Zone 5- August 13

We will post the areas he will be visiting on the website and our social media sites. 

(A special thanks to the community member who provided cool treats to Mr. Poore and the walkers in the Stephens neighborhood.)

                                       Superintendent Mike Poore and Volunteer pose holding popsicles on a very hot day