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Free Community Seminar for Youth and Parents
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Friday, August 04, 2017
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Douglas County Board of Education Vice Chair Michelle Simmons will host a free seminar for youth and their parents on Sunday, August 20, 2:00 p.m., in the theater at Douglas County High School. The program will focus on laws for juveniles and adults, school policies and procedures, and how to be a productive citizen in the school and community setting. Speakers for the seminar include Douglas County Sheriff Tim Pounds, Douglasville Police Chief Gary Sparks, District Attorney Brian Fortner, Juvenile Court Judge Michelle Harrison, Solicitor-General Matthew Krull, and representatives from the Douglas County School System.

Ms. Simmons represents District 4 and has served on the Board of Education since 2015. She was elected vice chair in January, 2017. “I am passionate about serving the families in our community,” said Ms. Simmons. “I believe that knowledge is power. The more our children know about the laws and their consequences, the more likely they are to follow a productive path. My hope is that this seminar will spark deep conversations with students and their parents. Parental involvement is crucial during the pre-teen and teenage years.”

Douglas County High School is located at 8705 Campbellton Street in Douglasville.