, the new superintendent of , is inviting the community to sit down and chat over a cup of coffee.
Stropkaj will hold three "Community Coffees with the Superintendent," one at each elementary school, over the next few weeks to give community members the chance to ask questions or voice concerns in a casual setting.
The goal is to increase two-way conversation with community residents, and increase residents' access to the district.
The open-agenda meetings are informal, and no RSVP is required. The one-hour meetings are open to all residents of the Keystone Oaks School District.
"It has been my experience throughout my career that effective communication is the key to establishing trust and to grow," Stropkaj said, in a statement released last week. "These Community Coffees will give me an opportunity to begin to learn more about the residents of the communities that comprise this fine school district and their concerns. The Community Coffees will also help our citizens gain a better understanding of what we're doing as a district and what we plan on achieving going forward."
Meetings will be held as follows:
Dormont Community Coffee
- Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 9:30 a.m.
Green Tree Community Coffee
- Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 9:30 a.m.
Castle Shannon Community Coffee
- Thursday, Oct. 4, at 9:30 a.m.