South Main Book Company hosts RSS Superintendent Dr. Kelly Withers

Wednesday, Nov 1, 2023

Salisbury, NC – South Main Book Company is so fortunate to host Dr. Kelly Withers twice this November. Her first talk will take place on Thursday November 2 at 1pm, when she meets with our READERS FOR CHANGE group to introduce us to school financing and the relationship between state, county, and local funding streams.

You can also join us again on November 17 at 1pm for a deeper dive into North Carolina’s accountability model (i.e., student testing and school “report cards”). The “ABCs Accountability Model” is North Carolina’s school improvement plan to “reorganize public schools around three goals: strong Accountability, an emphasis on the Basics and high educational standards, and providing schools and school districts with as much local Control over their work as possible” (NCDPI).

Readers for Change is a “bookish” club where neighbors gather to discuss an issue facing our community, often in the realm of public education, then take collective action. We have previously met to discuss the Knox/Overton plan, school nutrition, and local foster care opportunities. These events are free, and all are welcome to attend.

South Main Book Company is a retail bookstore located at 110 S. Main Street in downtown Salisbury, N.C. We are open seven days a week (Mon-Sat 10a-6p, Sun 1p-5p). Call 704-630-9788 during business hours with questions.