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Join Dr. Brumley for Coffee Chat or Town Hall as part of his Discovery Days

Jefferson Parish Public School System Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley is inviting the community to join him for coffee and a town hall as part of a larger plan to understand the district from as many viewpoints as possible.

These coffee chats and town hall events will be held in all nine JPPSS districts. Each coffee chat will take place at a locally-owned coffeehouse, restaurant, or community building from 8 to 9 a.m., with the exception of the chat in District 5 that will take place from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Each town hall will be held at a district school from 6 to 7 p.m. These listening sessions will allow community members to share their thoughts on five questions:

  1. What are our strengths?
  2. What are our challenges?
  3. What should we start doing?
  4. What should we stop doing?
  5. What is possible?

The coffee chats and town halls will bookend nine days Dr. Brumley will spend at a different school getting to know students, educators, and families. The schools were drawn at random by each board member. Each day will begin with coffee, followed by a meeting with that district’s board member, a learning walk around the school, a meeting with that school’s principal, lunch with students, a meeting with faculty after school, and a town hall meeting that night.

These Discovery Days are part of Dr. Brumley’s 100-day entry plan that was unveiled on March 28. The entire plan is available at this link.

Discovery Days Schedule

Monday, April 23, 2018

District 3 (Tiffany Kuhn): Fisher Middle-High
2529 Jean Lafitte Blvd.
Lafitte, LA 70067
Coffee Location: Lafitte Little Civic Center
4917 City Park Dr.
Lafitte, LA 70067
Town Hall Location: Fisher Middle-High

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

District 6 (Larry Dale): T. H. Harris Middle
911 Elise St.
Metairie, LA 70003
Coffee Location: French Press Coffeehouse
2120 David Dr.
Metairie, LA 70003
Town Hall Location: Harris Middle

Thursday, April 26, 2018

District 1 (Mark Morgan): Vic. A. Pitre Elementary
1525 Spruce St.
Westwego, LA 70094
Coffee Location: Westwego Historical Museum
275 Sala Ave.
Westwego, LA 70094
Town Hall Location: Pitre Elementary

Friday, April 27, 2018

District 9 (Sandy Denapolis-Bosarge): A.C. Alexander Elementary
600 W. Esplanade Ave.
Kenner, LA 70065
Coffee Location: French Press Coffeehouse
3236 Williams Blvd.
Kenner, LA 70065
Town Hall Location: Alexander Elementary

Monday, May 7, 2018

District 4 (Melinda Bourgeois): Marie Riviere Elementary
1564 Lake Ave.
Metairie, LA 70005
Coffee Location: Lakeshore Playground
1125 Rosa Ave.
Metairie, LA 70005
Town Hall Location: Riviere Elementary

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

District 5 (Cedric Floyd): Cherbonnier-Rillieux Elementary
700 Dandelion Drive
Waggaman, LA 70094
Coffee Location: J.C. Simmons Community Center (8:30-9:30 a.m.)
4008 US Hwy 90
Avondale, LA 70094
Town Hall Location: Cherbonnier-Rillieux Elementary

Friday, May 11, 2018

District 2 (Ricky Johnson): Gretna Middle
910 Gretna Blvd.
Gretna, LA 70053
Coffee Location: Parrot Pete’s
1901 Manhattan Blvd.
Harvey, LA 70058
Town Hall Location: Gretna Middle

Monday, May 14, 2018

District 8 (Marion Bonura): John Q. Adams Middle
5525 Henican Place
Metairie, LA 70003
Coffee Location: Caffe! Caffe!
3547 N. Hullen
Metairie, LA 70002
Town Hall Location: Adams Middle

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

District 7 (Melinda Doucet): Catherine Strehle Elementary
178 Millie Dr.
Avondale, LA 70094
Coffee Location: Mt. Hermon Baptist Church
3512 US Hwy 90
Avondale, LA 70094
Town Hall Location: Strehle Elementary