Officials with the Hopkinsville Christian County League of Women Voters held an education forum at Hopkinsville High School’s Cafeteria tonight with the focus of the meeting called Our School, Our Future.
The forum was open to the public with a large crowd of concerned parents and citizens in attendance of the meeting.
Topics during the forum included information about the Christian County Public Schools facilities, a review of demographic studies, property tax comparisons with other school districts.
Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp was among several officials who gave a presentation during the forum.
During his presentation Mayor Kemp discussed the school district’s financial state and how the school district could save money by possibly consolidating Lacy and Belmont Elementary Schools into North Drive Middle School.
Mayor Kemp also spoke about another possible scenario of combining Indian Hills Elementary School with Holiday Elementary School and turning Indian Hills into a pre-k center.
The moderator of the forum was Christian County Circuit Court Judge Andrew Self with Fannie Louise Maddux talking about redistricting, Margaret McDonald discussing the local school system’s recent demographic study, Lanita Ballard talking about a recent Christian County Chamber of Commerce survey, Joan Lester highlighting financial arrangements from other school districts and local architect Keith Sharp explaining the local school system’s facilities plans and his recommendations.