June 13th  |  Education Town Hall

Key Takeaways

  • Students aren’t the only ones who benefit from the services provided by schools. Making sure that these resources are available to all should be a recovery priority.

  • Schools help to provide a sense of stability for students. Ensuring their functionality by the beginning of the school year should be a priority.

  • Schools and the services that they provide reach everyone in Panama City, not just the students. The extent of their work should be reflected in how the community works with them.

  • Panama City’s schools should be thinking about how they can partner with local organizations to provide locally-inspired project-based courses.

  • Athletics, the arts, and other extracurricular activities help to provide students and the community with a sense of pride and place. Prioritizing the reintroduction of these activities, and encouraging relevant resource sharing across schools, is incredibly important.