Leaders from the surrounding communities and school districts will kick off Forward Thinking, a project that brings together local government, public schools and citizens to envision a future with strong collaboration for the benefit of all in the community.
The group will be introduced on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 6 p.m. at Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Dr., Hales Corners, prior to the “Concerts in the Gardens” series.
Representatives from Greendale, Greenfield and Hales Corners, as well as the school districts of Greendale, Greenfield and Whitnall, will invite citizens to become involved.
“Extraordinary schools contribute to an extraordinary community,” said LuAnn Bird, volunteer Coordinator of Forward Thinking and a Whitnall School Board member. “We believe that what happens in our schools affects everyone in the community. We hope to engage citizens to learn what they want and need for the schools and the community.”
Over the next few weeks, representatives of Forward Thinking will host public conversations and listening sessions to develop a community agreement between the schools and participating communities.
The three participating communities believe that through collaboration, cutting edge programs such as in technical education, can be offered to prepare students for an ever-changing global society.
The presentation will be followed by a concert at 6:30 p.m. featuring Cold Sweat and the Brew City Horns.
For more information about Forward Thinking, contact Bird at 414-235-310 or firstname.lastname@example.org.