ASD Board-Community Listening Sessions:  Coffee with the Board

Who:                   The Ashland School District Board and YOU!

What:                 Monthly opportunity for the Ashland School District community to engage with the Ashland School Board at different local coffee shops and cafes. Once you’ve purchased a beverage (or not), 1 or 2 school board members will be seated and available for general conversation about the school district.

When:                The 3rd Thursday of the Month from October 2022 – June 2023, from 9:00 – 10:30 am.

Where:              Oct 20, 2022 – Rogue Valley Roasting Company, 917 E. Main St.

                                Nov 17, 2022 – Case Coffee, 1255 Siskiyou Blvd (across from SOU)

                                Dec 15, 2022 – Pony Espresso, 175 Lithia Way

                                Jan 19, 2023 – Remix Coffee Bar, 1602 Ashland St

                                Feb 16, 2023 – Dobra Tea, 75 N Main St.

                                Mar 16, 2023 – Case Coffee, 44 Lithia Way (downtown)

                                Apr 20, 2023 – Hither, 376 E Main St

                                May 18, 2023 – Bloomsbury Blends, 290 E Main St

                                June 15, 2023 – Moxie Café and Market, 691 Fair Oaks Ave

Why:                   To foster more engagement with the Ashland School Board centered on our shared interests in the education of Ashland students!

How:                   These are listening sessions and we will do our utmost to listen carefully and respectfully to community member’s concerns, thoughts, ideas, etc. If you have a specific complaint or issue, it should be handled via another route (administratively). Also, consider that these are discussions in public and depending on how many community members show up, these may be group listening sessions. Board members will not offer opinions, make decisions nor “take sides”. The Board deliberates and makes decisions as a body and only at Board meetings.

Monthly opportunity for the Ashland School District community to engage with the Ashland School Board at different local coffee shops and cafes. Once you’ve purchased a beverage (or not), 1 or 2 school board members will be seated and available for general conversation about the school district.