Superintendent schedules “Community Coffee Chats” to discuss district progress, plans and finances


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Westerville City School District Superintendent Dr. John R. Kellogg today announced that he and members of the district’s leadership team will hold a series of “Community Coffee Chats” to discuss recent progress and future considerations for the district, as well as answer questions about the district’s levy renewal on the November 8, 2016, ballot.

“We have a great story to tell our residents, so we’ve decided to host a few opportunities around the community to share it with them,” Kellogg said. “Aside from that, there’s really no set topics or agendas. We simply want to make ourselves more accessible during this very important time and give people an opportunity to connect with us in an informal, relaxed environment.”

Community Coffee Chats will be held as follows:

  • 7 p.m. on September 15, 2016, at Pointview Elementary School, 720 Pointview Drive;
  • 7:15 a.m. on September 19, 2016, at Panera Bread (north), 782 North State Street;
  • 7:15 a.m. on October 14, 2016, at Java Central, 20 South State Street; and
  • 7:15 a.m. on October 27, 2016, at Huber Ridge Elementary School, 5757 Buenos Aires Boulevard.

Kellogg said casual meeting opportunities such as this are important because the formality of visiting or calling the district’s offices, or signing up to speak at a Board of Education meeting, at times can be intimidating.

“We want people to feel comfortable, which is why we’re taking the show on the road, so to speak,” Kellogg explained. “We’re hopeful that people will take advantage of this opportunity and we look forward to seeing everyone there.”