MURFREESBORO, November 2, 2017– Representative Bryan Terry, MD (R-Murfreesboro) has announced he will be moderating an education round table to be held Monday, December 4 at 5:00 pm at the Rutherford County School Board. Tennessee Department of Education(TDOE) Commissioner Candice McQueen will be addressing both the Rutherford County and Murfreesboro City School Boards.
With education issues involving incorrect scoring of TNReady tests, evaluations, delayed information, and funding, the community, including students, parents, teachers, administrators and board members, have expressed concerns about the current situation at the state level. Rep. Terry discussed the various concerns with the TDOE who agreed that a round table would be mutually beneficial to exchange information between the state and local levels and allow interested parties to provide and obtain feedback.
“I can express the concerns of the district, but I think it is a great opportunity for Commissioner McQueen to hear personally from our community and school boards. Conversely, it is my hope that the Commissioner can provide a historical context while presenting the department’s vision and rationale of the current state of education followed by some explanations of what has transpired,” stated Terry. “I am looking forward to open dialogue, feedback, and answers to questions from our boards and community.”
Although the event is a round table discussion between the school boards and the Department of Education, the event is open to the public. Rep. Terry said the event is an opportunity for the community to hear from both the state and local officials, as well as submit questions. “Because of the limited time, the Department of Education likely won’t be able to answer or get answers to every question at the round table. To ensure as many concerns as possible get addressed, we are asking anyone in the county to, please, submit questions or concerns to either Rutherford County School Board member Lisa Moore, Murfreesboro City School Board member Jared Barrett, or to my office to ensure someone someone addresses those concerns directly.”
Questions or concerns can be submitted to rep.Bryan.Terry@Capitol.tn.gov, firstname.lastname@example.org or MooreL@rcschools.net. The Rutherford County School Board is located at 2240 Southpark Drive, Murfreesboro TN 37128.