Quality public education for Lakeland children is a very important goal for the Lakeland Mayor and Commissioners, Lakeland residents and the future of the Lakeland commuity.
Now that the plan for the Shelby County School Board and an apparent time schedule is known, the Board of Commissioners has information to review possible alternatives for education in Lakeland, including reviewing all possible scenarios with the goal of making the best possible and practicable decision within Tennessee Law and considering financial considerations.
While there is still uncertainty, the Board of Commissioners will review possible alternatives and discuss the situation and how the City of Lakeland should proceed..
The Board of Commissioners appreciates the participation, comments and suggestions of Lakeland residents on this matter as the Board reviews possible alternatives and actions. The Mayor and Commissioners are well aware of the importance of education for residents and your comments, suggestions and participation are important.
All agendas and agenda information are posted on the City web pages www.CityofLakeland.com and www.Lakelandtn.gov so residents can review the information. Due to the interest in the school matter, we will post notices on the Blogs, Twitter accounts, Qnet and Facebook accounts when information is available.
The next discussion by the Lakeland Board of Commissioners on possible action on the public school matter is expected to be the 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 27, 2011 Work Session. The Agenda for this meeting will be posted on or about Friday, September 23, 2011. Residents are welcome to attend all City of Lakeland meetings.