Officials at Knox Community Schools will be attending a seminar in Plymouth next week, according to Superintendent A.J. Gappa.
“Four board members, along with high school Principal Dr. Ratliff and myself, will attend the Patrick Carr discussion in Plymouth on March 14. Mr. Carr is the author of ‘Hollowing out the Middle: The Rural Brain Drain and What it Means for America,’” said Gappa.
Carr’s book focuses on how many top students leave the community to go to college and never return to the community where they grew up. They end up finding jobs in the other parts of the country. It would be advantageous for those students to return to their hometown and help it thrive.
Carr will be discussing ways for those students to stay and how to shape upcoming students to be the same type of leaders in their class.
Gappa believes that the book will spark creative discussion amongst local school officials. The seminar and presentation will be on March 14 at Christos Banquet Center in Plymouth.