Warming up to the public

Published 11:35 am Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The news that Franklin city school’s interim superintendent plans to meet regularly with people at Fred’s is another example of how the school system is working to become more accessible and more transparent for the public it serves.

Specifically, Kelvin Edwards Sr., interim superintendent, will be available the second Tuesday of each month, beginning Feb. 14, from 4 to 4:45 p.m., to participate in a question-and-answer session called “Coffee Talks.”

Correct us if we’re wrong, but we don’t recall the previous superintendents or school board ever deigning to sit down so personally with residents. Perhaps that’s part of the reason they’re past tense.

Please make the time to meet with Edwards and other administrators for these sessions. They’ll be informative and informal; certainly the seating will be more comfortable than the benches in the council chambers.

We also wonder that if the conversation goes past 5 o’clock would the beverage of choice switch to beer? Maybe then the talks will become really lively.