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Community invited to discuss future of Waterloo Schools

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WATERLOO (KWWL) - The Waterloo Community School District says it will hold five community meetings in November to talk about high school reform options and receive community input.

The meetings come after a high school task force met for three years to gather information and ideas from across the country from school districts offering career and technical training programs to their students.

Waterloo Schools says it's considering expanding its career and technical courses to prepare students for jobs.

"We're looking forward to sharing the ideas generated by the High School Reform task force at the town hall meetings in November," said Dr. Jane Lindaman, Waterloo Schools superintendent, in a news release. "Providing educational opportunities for our students in the area of technical education will fully engage kids while giving them a jumpstart on life after high school, whether that's college or work.

"After looking at multiple options over the last few years, we've honed in on a few ideas that will move us forward," she added. "We are excited about sharing those ideas with the community and getting their feedback."

The meetings are set for the following times and locations:

Thursday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Waterloo Schools Administration Building, 1516 Washington Street.

Saturday, Nov. 8, at 10 a.m. at the Waterloo Schools Administration Building.

Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. at West High School, 425 East Ridgeway.

Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. at Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial Street.

Monday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. at East High School, 214 High Street.

More information is available herehttp://www.waterlooschools.org
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