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Griffin: Saturday meeting well attended

Approximately two dozen people attended an informal question and answer session at the Demopolis City Schools Board of Education Saturday.

The meeting, called by superintendent Dr. Al Griffin earlier this month, was an attempt to inform parents and community leaders about the inner workings of the city’s school system.

“I was hoping for a room full and that’s what we got,” Griffin said of the attendance. “I was pleased.”

During the more-than-60-minute meeting, Griffin covered areas regarding the district’s operation, code of conduct, dual enrollment and budget comparisons to this year versus years prior.

“Hopefully, (the meeting) gave the public some insight into the daily operations of what we have to apply here and the state policies that we have to adhere to,” Griffin said, noting he would like to see the meeting become an annual event.

“I’d like to have it right around budget time when the legislature is in session so we can address some of the items in the budget that will have an impact on our schools,” Griffin said.