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Digital Town Hall Event Planned for May 23

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Sarasota County Schools will hold a live, interactive town hall for parents, students and the community on the topics of school safety and mental and behavioral health – two important subjects that help ensure the continued well-being of our students. This technology-enhanced public forum is a key part of our ongoing effort to reach families where they are and engage in conversation via your TV, computer, tablet or smart phone – devices we use every day.

School Safety panelists include:

  • Dr. Todd Bowden, Superintendent
  • Bridget Ziegler, School Board Chair
  • Dr. Kirk Hutchinson, Principal, Atwater Elementary School
  • Jody Dumas, Executive Director of Facilities, Construction and Planning
  • Mike Andreas, Director of Safety, Security and Emergency Management
  • Kathie Ebaugh, Director of Planning

Mental and Behavioral Health panelists include:

  • Dr. Todd Bowden, Superintendent
  • Bridget Ziegler, School Board Chair
  • Dr. Laura Kingsley, Assistant Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer
  • Sonia Figaredo-Alberts, Executive Director of Pupil Support Services
  • Debra Giacolone, Supervisor of Student Services

When: May 23, from 7-8 p.m.

To ask questions and join in the conversation, visit the school district’s Facebook page and Twitter via @SarasotaSchools. You can also watch online at or The Education Channel on Comcast 20 and Frontier 33.

To send questions in advance of the live digital event, please email:

We look forward to answering your questions and engaging in a meaningful, interactive conversation.

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