Superintendent’s “Talks with Todd” schedule for 2020 confirmed

Superintendent’s “Talks with Todd” schedule for 2020 confirmed
Posted on 12/17/2019
Talks with Todd

Success of first six meetings drives decision to continue the conversations

Based on the increased engagement with parents, students, and community members generated by the first set of South Bend Community School Corporation’s “Talks with Todd,” Superintendent Dr. Todd Cummings plans to continue the events through next semester. 

As in previous months, “Talks with Todd” will alternate morning and evening time slots in order to accommodate the most number of people and will be scheduled in various parts of the city.

However, “Talks with Todd” in 2020 will take place on the first Tuesday of each month, as opposed to the first Wednesday of each month.

“It’s clear that parents and community members need to be heard, and appreciate the opportunity to share their concerns and ask questions about their student’s educational experiences,” Cummings said. “The number of people who attended ‘Talks withTodd’ this year and who demonstrated true concern about important topics like curriculum and discipline, shows how important the success of the South Bend public school system is to residents of this city.”

Meetings will be held throughout South Bend so information about specific schools in each area can be addressed. Anyone may attend any of the meeting locations listed, regardless of the schools in the meeting area. Additionally, one of 2020’s first meetings will be in Spanish* to accommodate those families for whom English is not a first language; translators will be available at that meeting.  

“We need to be mindful and inclusive of everyone, and given the large Spanish-speaking population in South Bend schools, it makes sense to offer a meeting in Spanish,” Cummings says.

Dates, times and locations for “Talks with Todd” are:

  • *Tuesday, January 7, 8:30 a.m. at westside Martin’s Supermarket, 525 S. Mayflower Road, South Bend, 46619; *Additional meeting that evening, in Spanish at 8:00 p.m. at westside Martin’s, 525 S. Mayflower Road.

  • Tuesday, February 4, 8:30 a.m., at Kroc Center, 900 W. Western Avenue, South Bend, 46601.

  • Tuesday, March 3, 7:00 p.m., at Martin’s Supermarket, 2081 South Bend Avenue, South Bend, 46637.

  • *Tuesday, April 14  8:30 a.m. at southside Martin’s Supermarket, 926 Erskine Plaza, South Bend, 46614; *This is the second Tuesday in April because of the SBCSC spring break schedule.

  • Tuesday, May 5,  7:00 p.m. at Pizza King, 146 S. Dixie Way, South Bend, 46637.

Contact: Susan Guibert, Executive Director of Public Affairs, 574-393-6178 or [email protected]