The Jefferson City Public School District continues to host community meetings on diversity.
These series of meetings were in response to an incident in September where a group of high school students posed in a picture that included racist imagery.
Jefferson Public School Board member Michael Couty attended the first meeting. He hopes these meetings continue to open minds of people.
“It gave the district at least a perspective of where folks were thinking and what could be looked at in the future,” Couty said.
Couty is planning to attend the next two meetings as well and hopes to continue learning about the experiences of others.
Jefferson City Public Schools Superintendent Larry Linthacum is leading these meetings. The meetings are held in different locations to reach all people in the school district.
“We’re hoping that by having it in three different locations that covers the East and West and Central locations of our school district boundary lines that we’ll get more folks that will come out and join us and be a part of it,” Linthacum said.
The last two meetings will be this week on Tuesday at Hawthorn Bank’s Community Room and on and Wednesday at Mid-America Bank in Holt’s Summit. Both meetings are scheduled from 6-8 p.m.