Jerry Hill to Hold Education Town Hall in San Mateo

Jerry Hill will hold an education-based town hall Saturday with State Superintendent Tom Torlakson and County Superintendent Anne Campbell.

Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, will host a Town Hall Meeting on education Saturday with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools Anne E. Campbell.

The Town Hall will take place Saturday, Oct. 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the San Mateo City Hall Council Chambers, located at 330 W 20th Ave. in San Mateo.

With the 2012-2013 school year underway, Hill, Torlakson and Campbell are calling together parents, teachers, and school administrators for a discussion about the state of education – and its future -- in California and the community.

Hill will facilitate the conversation among the school chiefs and community members, who have been invited to bring their concerns and ideas to the forum.

Torlakson launched a month-long statewide tour this week to highlight innovative career technical programs that help prepare students for jobs in the 21st-century economy.

The “Strong Schools for a Strong Economy” tour aims to underscore the link between California’s education system and the future of its economy. Torlakson and the California Department of Education are partnering with California School Boards Association (CSBA) President Jill Wynns along with teachers, parents, administrators and school employees in the effort.

Saturday’s gathering is one of several Town Hall meetings Hill has conducted in the 19th Assembly District, including a Town Hall meeting with State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones in San Bruno and a program for restaurant owners with State Controller John Chiang this past spring, and a Town Hall meeting with then State School Chief Jack O’Connell and San Mateo County School Superintendent Jean Holbrook in fall 2009.


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