Middle school students get a chance to have a ‘say-so’ in their schools

Summit’s goal was get input on a variety of issues

Dr. Tim Parrott (far right), Anderson County Superintendent of Schools fields questions and suggestions from county middle school students during the Student Advisory Youth Summit (SAYS) Monday at Second Baptist Church in Clinton.
Sixty middle school students (15 from each of Anderson County’s four middle schools) got a chance to speak their minds about their education Monday.

The students — sixth, seventh, and eighth graders from Clinton, Lake City, Norris, and Norwood middle schools — took part in the Student Advisory Youth Summit (SAYS), part of Anderson County Schools’ AWARE program.

The topics up for discussion varied, ranging from how students want to be treated by teachers, school settings, and subjects being taught inside the classroom.

Anderson County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tim Parrott sat in on the group discussions and even took part in a round table session of “If you could ask the superintendent …”

Questions ranged from school safety to testing.

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