Cordon changes meeting location

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 25, 2006

WINDSOR n There is a change in plans.

As members of the Bertie County Board of Education launch their “town hall” style meetings, one of those scheduled gatherings has changed its location.

On Tuesday, Jan. 31, Board of Education member Gary Cordon will host his 6 p.m. meeting at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church. Cordon was originally scheduled to hold that meeting at the old John B. Bond School in Lewiston-Woodville.

Dr. Nettie Collins-Hart, Superintendent of Bertie Public Schools, will accompany Cordon at the meeting, just as she will all board members when they host public forums in their respective home districts.

“This gives each of us an opportunity to hear directly from the citizens in our home districts,” Seaton Fairless, School Board Chairman, said. “The issues we are facing and the decisions we must make require input from everyone, citizens from the entire county. It’s also important that we, as Board members, have the chance to talk to our citizens directly and to explain the tough choices we have to make which are based on the data before us.”

Fairless has already hosted his town hall gathering, meeting with his constituents on Tuesday. Board member Gloria Lee kicked off the meetings on Monday night.

The remainder of the meetings, all scheduled for 6-8 p.m., are as follows:

On Monday, Jan. 30, Board member Melinda Eure will conduct her meeting at the Windsor Community Building.

Board member Rickey Freeman will host his meeting on Thursday, Feb. 2 at Oxley Hill Baptist Church in Merry Hill.