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Upcoming 2018-19 Meetings

Sept. 18
Oct. 23
Nov 20
Jan 22
Feb 26
March 19
April 23
May 21

Regular meetings held at The Hickcok Meeting Room, Summit Public Library, 9:15 a.m.

MISSION STATEMENT

Formed in 1995, Speak Up Summit is a partnership of local community leaders, business owners and concerned citizens who believe that an excellent public school system is vital to the well-being of the entire community. As advocates for the city’s public schools, we believe:

  • An excellent school system is central to maintaining property values and to preserving our city as a superior place in which to live, work and raise a family;
  • Our public schools must be competitive with the best districts in the state in terms of key educational benchmarks, including facilities, class size, classroom technology, curriculum development, extracurricular activities and, in turn, scholastic achievement.
  • Public school excellence can and must be maintained in a financially responsible fashion;
  • A quality educational experience must be provided for the children of all residents – and that the diverse student populations our schools enjoy should be reflected both in our curriculum and in the educational support services provided;
  • Quality school- and community-based extracurricular programs are central to ensuring a successful public school experience; and,
  • Decisions about educational policy and school funding must be protected from political in-fighting.
  • Our mission is three-fold:
    • To educate the general public on the importance of quality public schools so that support for our public schools becomes the clear and abiding community standard;
    • To provide independent community perspective of the schools, the Board of Education, and the superintendent’s office to ensure that our schools are providing the best educational experience possible; and,
    • To speak up on those issues affecting our children’s ability to receive an excellent public school education.