Camden County Schools Superintendent Peggy Nicolosi and Mayor Dana L. Redd are co-hosting a forum to discuss the improvement of public school education in Camden.
The event is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Adventure Aquarium. Though the flyer does not provide an agenda, some board members were told there will be a 2-minute limit per person. (For the record-- City Council meetings have a 3-minute limit per speaker)
In a letter to David G. Sciarra, executive director of the Education Law Center which represents urban districts, the state Department of Education states that the public forum is part of the state's Quality Single Accountability Continuum (QSAC) assessment. State DOE officials want to hear the public's concerns with the district.
A poor showing on the QSAC assessment can trigger a partial or full takeover of a district by the state. In February, the state released its preliminary QSAC findings and the district received failing grades in four of the five categories - instruction and program (7 percent); operations (47 percent); personnel (9 percent); and governance (33 percent).