people gather at Jefferson Elementary inside the school
Members of the Cape Girardeau Public Schools Board of Education hosted an open discussion focused on community engagement on Thursday, January 18, 2024, at Jefferson Elementary. Those in attendance were given a tour of the District's newest additions to the building resulting from the 2019 bond issue: the Pre-K Center, school gymnasium, pool, and innovation space used for STREAM (science, technology, research, engineering, art, math) lessons. 
people are gathered in the innovation center at Jefferson Elementary
people stand on the pool deck during a tourAfter the tour, school leaders shared how the District partners with and engages people and businesses in the community. Ashley Seiler, Chief Partnership Officer with Big Brothers Big Sisters also talked about the network of partners created through the ABCToday program. Attendees were allowed to ask questions and provide feedback centered around community engagement. 
Ashley Seiler speaks to a crowd of people
The next community engagement session is set for April 4, 2024, at Terry W. Kitchen Central Junior High from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.