The town-hall-format conversation will take place on Friday at 3 p.m. in the Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education meeting room at 216 S. Sixth St., with the option of moving to the Griffin Auditorium, depending on the turnout.
“Every day we teach children. Now it’s our turn to learn from them,” said Elizabeth Benz, communications specialist with the school system.
The meeting is yet another step by the school system to improve its overall performance.
“This is pure research that will feed directly into the system improvement plan,” said Benz.
Aspects of the conversation with Jones may include deficiencies recent graduates discovered once they started college, things they wish teachers had taught them and non-beneficial things they were taught.
Other questions could touch on graduates’ biggest challenges in high school, how they felt about their K-12 education and the type of place they want the school system to be for future students.
“We want them to be honest with us,” said Benz.
The forum is not for parents, teachers or the community, as there will be other opportunities in the future for those groups to provide feedback.
The school system is interested in the responses of students who graduated within the past five years, regardless of what they are currently doing.