Don’t miss the meeting

Published 8:27 pm Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The public again has an opportunity to discuss with a panel of experts the exterior of the proposed new Selma High School Building.

Today’s meeting is scheduled for 6 until 7:30 p.m. at J.A. Pickard Auditorium. The panelists will include Dr. Austin Obasohan, superintendent of Selma City Schools; Ray Mathiews, director of operations and administrative services for Selma City Schools; Wanda Lomax McCall, principal, Selma High; Woodie Jackson, assistant principal and head boys basketball coach, Selma High; Patrick Evans, athletic director for Selma City Schools; representatives from Volkert & Associates, the construction management company and representatives from Goodwyn, Mills, & Caywood, the architectural firm.

When the Selma School Board hired him about a year ago, Obasohan promised transparency in the school system. He promised the people would have an opportunity to speak their preferences.

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He has kept those promises.

Today’s town hall meeting is an example of what Obasohan has done and continues to do to bring community together with many different ideas geared toward a single purpose.

Other school districts, governmental bodies could take their lead from Obasohan’s style of governance.

Now the doors are open. The public should attend this very important meeting.