The Knox Community School Board received information about an upcoming seminar and presentation by Author Patrick Carr. Superintendent A.J. Gappa said he will be discussing his book “Hallowing Out the Middle: The Rural Brain Drain and What it Means for America”.
“The book is about how many top students in many high schools leave the community and go to college and never return to the local community. They move on to other places and other parts of the country to find jobs elsewhere. That is a brain drain, as he called it, on the local community. If your top students are leaving, then who’s coming in to replace them?”
Gappa insists that the book will spark creative discussion amongst local school officials.
The seminar and presentation will be on March 14 at Christo’s Banquet Center in Plymouth and the school board will be attending along with other area school boards. Other superintendents and administrators will hear more from Carr the following day.