Providing opportunities for the stakeholders of Pinellas County Schools to engage with the School Board, Superintendent and district leadership is imperative to continuous improvement for our students, families, staff and community.  Following the success of the Superintendent Listen and Learn series, expanding this type of commitment to be visible in the community will continue to strengthen partnership both as a district and within school communities.

PCS Community Listen and Learn Sessions will be a series of three (3) annual community meetings, in alignment with the areas for schools.  These sessions will take place at a school within the given area/zone. By hosting the sessions by area/zone, it allows the School Board, Superintendent and district staff who serve those schools to be present and hear directly from stakeholders. PCS Community Listen and Learn Sessions will be open to all stakeholders (students, families, staff, partners and community members). 

Format: PCS Community Meetings will be in-person events with virtual option for stakeholders. Each meeting will last approximately 90 minutes and include:

Opening (5 minutes): Welcome by Board Member(s) and Superintendent 

Presentation (15 minutes): Short presentation consisting of highlights and happenings of the district and the area of the meeting led by the Superintendent.

Question/Answer (30 minutes): Panel of Board Members (anticipate 1-3 Board Members per session), Superintendent and district staff (by topic) answer questions from the audience.

Feedback Opportunities (40 minutes): Stakeholders are welcome to stay the entire time; however, they can also leave once they have provided input. Stakeholders provide district leadership and provide direct feedback as outlined below:

  • Direct conversations with the Superintendent, Board Member(s) and district leadership present
  • Targeted questions about an issue the district seeks feedback that stakeholders can provide written feedback (in-person or via survey link)
  • General feedback questions where stakeholders can provide feedback regarding the district