Panama City Leaders Discuss Hiring an Education Consultant to Help Recovery Efforts


It’s no secret the education system in Bay County has suffered immensely after hurricane Michael. From damaged schools to the dire need for more mental health services, Panama City leaders want to get more involved. 

On Tuesday, city manager Mark McQueen proposed hiring an education consultant. He said the person would work with the city and school system to help define the multitude of problems in the educational community and work toward solutions. Commissioner Jenna Haligas said they owe it to the residents of Panama City to exhaust all avenues in order to help provide the best education. 

“This is the first step in a journey of a thousand miles in figuring out how to fix our schools to ultimately, not our schools, I don’t care about the school buildings, the structures, but how do we improve the education for our children,” said McQueen.

The city will post an request for proposals in a couple of weeks with more information.  

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