Morton superintendent working to improve communication

By WEEK Producer

August 8, 2012 Updated Aug 8, 2012 at 9:35 PM CDT

MORTON, Ill. -- Morton's new school superintendent is hopeful a series of future public workshops will improve communication between District 709 and the community at large.

The new initiative is called '709 Connect' and it gets underway Thursday night.

The District mailed out a series of announcements last month to area residents inviting them to the first of several workshops being held this Fall.

Organizers say Thursday night's event will be an opportunity for the community to step up and say what they want to see at Morton's schools.

"We want to be responsive to the suggestions and ideas that we get from the community, and this is the opportunity to come and speak and voice your opinion, voice ideas, voice concerns," said Morton District 709 Superintendent, Dr. Lindsey Hall.

The first workshop takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday night at the District office, located at 1050 Fourth Avenue in Morton.

Everyone is invited to attend and participate.