BRIDGE CITY —
There were about 40 people huddled inside the administration building of Bridge City Independent School District last week.
Superintendent Mike King and his staff selected those inside the building as part of the “Taking Stock of Bridge City ISD” meetings. The meetings were designed to pick the brains of teachers, principals, administration officials but most importantly to hear from the community and parents on the future of the district.
“We wanted to find ways to improve,” King said. “It is important to take notes from your stockholders.”
King came away very excited from the meetings which he hopes are only the start of a series of times the group comes together.
The activities were spread out over two days and covered a wide range of topics. One of the most important aspects was determining how better to communicate between the school district and parents.
Those in attendance also learned the difference between an engaged student and one who was simply there to get good grades or avoid failing the class.
The meetings were a lot more than just a bunch of people talking. Activities got those inside the building up and moving and interacting with one another.
Ideas were spread back and forth between parents and school officials openly and without the fear of saying the wrong thing.
“It was very inspiring to see the passion, love and care everyone has for this school district,” King said. “The district is doing a lot of things right but we want to make sure we continue to improve. It was a great two days and a lot of people bonded for a common cause. We plan on meeting again and to continue to move forward as a community and school district. It is a work in progress.”