Smith-Green opens doors to community

     In an effort to open the lines of communication with residents of the Smith-Green Community Schools district, beyond the normal public input at school board meetings, the superintendent plans to open his door to anyone with something to say.
     Steve Darnell announced this week that he will be available for walk-in discussions from 4 to 6:30 p.m. every Monday of the month until May, except March.
     “He encourages individuals to stop by the administrative center during those times to share their thoughts with him,” the district said in a press release.
     Appointments are not needed, unless the planned times and dates will not work with someone who wants to talk about an issue or how the school can better connect with the community.
     District officials hope these walk-in visits can help the school work toward its goal of sharing he vision of the district with residents.

Computer lab to open for community use
     Starting in October, the computer lab in room B-6 will be open to students, parents and community residents from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday nights.
     Computers in the lab will be available for research, school work and general use.
     How to use Microsoft software like Word, Excel and PowerPoint will also be an option for visitors.
     The district’s technology department will staff the lab during open hours.
     To get to the computer lab, enter the junior-senior high school commons area.
     Anyone in 5th grade and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.