Dunkirk City Schools have nearly 2,000 students enrolled, making it the second-largest district in Chautauqua County. In recent years, the administration has made it a priority to engage more with the community and build relationships with families, caregivers and city residents.
As part of this effort, the next step is the formation of an advisory team. The first meeting of this team is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 28 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Jamestown Community College’s north county campus location. This meeting will include a light dinner and will provide an opportunity for everyone to come together and discuss ways to support student growth and learning.
Jennifer Westerholt, the district communications director, explained that this is not seen as supplemental work but rather as critical work that needs to be integrated into everything the district is doing. “The focus is on building relationships and partnering with family members, caregivers and community members to create a supportive environment for our students.”
Dunkirk schools are more proactive than ever in how they work with families, students and city residents. This upcoming advisory team meeting is just one example of their ongoing outreach efforts and everyone is welcome to attend.