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A new voice
If you’re a parent, teacher, volunteer or other actor in the Fredericksburg city school system, you might want to check out the Fredericksburg Schools Parent-Teacher Blog, which was recently created by Walker Grant Middle School teacher Kim Comerford. I asked Comerford a few questions about her blog’s debut. Here’s what she had to say:
How did you decide to start this blog, and why did you choose a blog over other formats for getting information out?
I’m a school employee AND a parent of children who attend FCPS. Many parents ask me questions about school issues, often ones I can’t answer. I thought we needed a forum to discuss questions and issues; many parents have similar questions that could be answered through the blog.
As an employee, I come across issues that parents don’t hear or know about. I think they should know what is happening in their children’s schools. I chose a blog because it’s cheap and it’s a good way to communicate. I thought of a newsletter, but that’s a lot of work. However, the blog could lead to some type of newsletter in the future. I think everyone has access to a computer these days, if they really want to get their comment out there they can.
My goals are on the blog. Basically, I want to create a constructive dialogue among anyone involved in FCPS. I REALLY want administrators, teachers, and other employees to address any issues that parents might raise on the blog. Answers are a must.
I welcome any other contributors. Right now, there are a few listed – I’m trying to recruit more. But I’m the moderator.
Just that I’m hoping it will be a successful constructive blog. I don’t want a bunch of yacking and gossiping going on.