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Bay Districts School Leaders Inspired by Nashville Organization

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Bay District School Leaders are looking to partner with community members to create a lasting impact on our young students and their futures.

Superintendent Bill Husfelt invited leaders from our city governments, Chamber of Commerces and Florida Department of Health in Florida, among several organizations, to learn about "collective impact" Thursday morning.

Sydney Rogers, of Nashville Tennessee, was the guest speaker. Rogers founded Alignment Nashville, an organization which helped the Nashville Metro School System improve from a failing system to a model example.

"What we know is that collectively, it's called collective impact, if you work on it collectively, the power is just so much greater," Rogers said. "We make such a greater impact by working together than if we work individually."

"We're reaching out to the community. The community is responding, and we're hoping we can come together and just start on a long race and start moving forward to address some of the things that can be done together collaboratively to help our children have great choices in the future," Husfelt said.

Husfelt added the community will not see positive change overnight but would like to work the community to turn ideas into plans for the future.

Alignment Nashville was created about ten years ago, in 2002.

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