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Shaping the future of Dubuque schools

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The Dubuque Community School District held a town hall input meeting Saturday morning at Prescott Elementary School The Dubuque Community School District held a town hall input meeting Saturday morning at Prescott Elementary School
DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

People in Dubuque are getting the chance this weekend to shape the future of their school district.

Five scheduled town hall-style input meetings come in reaction to concerns raised by parents last fall, when the district presented plans for building improvements.

Some people felt parents and others in the Dubuque area didn't have enough input, so now the district is using a consultant to help get and analyze ideas from folks who live in the district.

Parent Peter Arling attended the Saturday morning meeting and said he'd like to see more people participate.

"I know they are listening to our input, because we're talking back and forth, and they're explaining where they're coming from and we're trying to explain our concerns, but I think we need more in the community to get involved," Arling said.

There is a meeting Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School auditorium. That's at 2001 Radford Road.

The final town hall input meeting is Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the Table Mound Elementary School gym, at 100 Tower Drive Road. The south door will be open for that.

The District will also conduct a community-wide survey in the next few weeks. The consultant plans on providing district administrators and the School Board with a report of its findings in early August.

Administrators say they will put together a strategic plan after that.

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