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New PTO merger unites Walker and Buford

logo for Walker Buford United PTOWe are excited to announce a new and combined parent teacher organization that includes Walker Upper Elementary School and Buford Middle School. Walker Buford United will support both schools today and lay the groundwork for a strong PTO during and after our future school reconfiguration.

For more, please read the following announcement that was published in the first Walker Buford United PTO newsletter:

Dear Parents and Community of Walker and Buford:

With August 21 right around the corner, we are getting excited for the return of our amazing students!

We have been hard at work this summer preparing for a successful fall in both schools. Our minds and efforts have been focused on two important areas: instruction and community building. We want Walker and Buford to be safe, positive, and fun schools in which every child has the opportunity to grow and learn. As principals, we are committed to equity in our schools: more than options and access, we want to ensure that every child meets her or his full potential.

We are particularly excited by the merging of our two Parent Teacher Organizations. This is a very important step in easing the transition between Walker and Buford as we develop shared practices, communication, and parent support. This will be real work. Together, we have an entire community to bring together in our schools. With over 1,300 students, we have important work to connect each family and our PTO. We greatly appreciate the support of the new PTO and look forward to engaging all of our community in supporting our schools.

With hope for a wonderful school year,
Dr. Adam Hastings, Principal, Walker Upper Elementary
Dr. Jesse Turner, Principal, Buford Middle