Real Change Wilmington welcomes several members of the Wilmington City Schools administration and Board of Education to sit down and discuss the inner workings of the schools. We discuss topics such as: Leadership, Discipline, Curriculum, Culture, and Financials. To help ease the concerns of many of the citizens of Wilmington who will be voting on the 2023 school levy on May 2, 2023.
In part one, RCW talks to Superintendent Jim Brady and Board of Education President Carrie Zeigler. In this segment we speak on integrating community values in the schools, Brady's plan to enforce discipline using his military background and education experience, what safety measures the school has been taking, declining enrollment, and what passing the levy will do for leadership in the schools. You can really feel the passion that both Brady and Zeigler have for the staff and students without being in a classroom day to day. You learn about each of their dedication and commitment to the schools in our city.
During all sections we ask each group the same two questions: "What is the value of a public school?" and "What are some ways you can cause change without voting 'no'?" The consensus seems to be that our schools are the backbone of this community. As for creating change without just voting down the levy, many said that parents/guardians could try to be involved, as much as possible, with their student's from going to Board of Education meetings, servings with PTO, or attending extracurricular activities. Maintaining communication is an important for both sides, it allows concerns and questions to get solved and answered.
This podcast is intended to help the city meet and learn the values of Wilmington City Schools. It is important to do your own research and reach out to the schools if you have additional questions. The primaries are on May 2, 2023 and we encourage everyone to get out and vote!
If you want to learn more check out our other two interviews! Part 2: Curriculum & Culture and Part 3: Financials at the videos below!
Part 2: Curriculum & Culture (with Sam Woodruff, Nikki Qullen, and Mat Spradlin)
Part 3: Financials (with Curt Bone & Kim DeWeese)