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School Officials Hosting Meet-Ups at Arundel Mills Food Court

Anyone hoping to ask questions or voice concerns can do just that on Saturday. Just be ready to brave the weekend shopping crowds.

Two Anne Arundel County Board of Education members are inviting parents to meet with them and discuss issues facing the school system at a unique location this Saturday—inside the food court at Arundel Mills mall in Hanover

According to a press release from Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS), on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m., Board President Andrew Pruski and student member of the board Nick Lefavor will be at a table in the food court at Arundel Mills mall, available to answer questions and discuss various issues.

“There will be a table with a Board of Education banner,” AACPS spokesman Bob Mosier said. “It’s a really informal, open dialogue type thing just for conversations. You don’t have to sign up for a 5-minute block or anything.”

Questions will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis, and the board hopes the informal setting will provide families a chance to share their ideas with school officials.

“I believe this will give our parents, employees and anyone else interested in the school system issues a chance to interact on a more informal level with the Board and representatives of some key groups that play a big role in the education process,” Pruski said in the press release.

“We realize that not everyone can get to our Board meetings, so we are happy to provide this additional outlet to both gain information and help answer questions.”

A similar event is being planned for the Westfield Annapolis mall sometime in the early part of 2013.  

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