ISD forum on Thursday to provide update

ROWLAND — The Innovative School District will hold a parent and community meeting in Rowland at the Expo Center at 102 Main St. on Thursday at 6 p.m. to update the community and parents on progess.

The Innovative School District has taken over Southside Ashpole Elementary School in Rowland for five years beginning with the 2018-19 school year. The ISD contracted with Achievement for all Children, a nonprofit headquartered in Forest City, to manage the school.

Information will be available about the partnership with Public Schools of Robeson County and the local community, hiring a principal and staff and preparing for the 2018-19 school year at Southside Ashpole.

ISD Superintendent Eric Hall and Tony Helton from Achievement for All Children will be there to provide updates and answer questions.

Parents with children enrolled or planning to enroll at Southside Ashpole and the Rowland community are encouraged to attend.