In 1991, our community overwhelmingly supported a referendum to bring together three school districts to create the Guilford County Schools, a unified district committed to supporting ALL children in our community. Since then, GCS has been home to nationally recognized students, educators, and leaders.
Three decades later, GCS is on the verge of a new chapter, one full of opportunity and promise for the future of our children and grandchildren. However, we recognize that the context in which each school operates has changed—technological advances, globalization and a pandemic have all contributed to these rapid changes. To be a thriving school district and community in the 21st Century will require us to look back at where we have been, where we are today, and where we see ourselves going.
Superintendent Dr. Whitney Oakley is proud to launch Better Together, a series of community conversations to discuss our hopes and dreams for our graduates, envision our shared future as a community, and determine a strategic direction to make our vision a reality.
Over the last 100 days, Dr. Oakley has met with more than 2,000 students, parents, educators, and community leaders. That work continues but we need your help. The district will be documenting and sharing what we are hearing and learning from people across Guilford County.
Please RSVP to one or both of the community meetings below.