Molly Cooke
Fort Stewart Public Affairs
Photo by Dina McKain
Maj. Gen. Tony Aguto greets local superintendents’ from DoDEA, Bryan and Liberty counties on July 22 during the Stewart-Hunter COVID-19 town hall on Fort Stewart. Local superintendents’ were on hand both in person and virtually to answer questions regarding their school reopening plans in real time during the town hall.

Stewart-Hunter hosts first of its kind town hall

Local superintendents were on-hand July 22 during the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield commanding general’s COVID-19 virtual town hall to explain their re-opening plans and address concerns from the Stewart-Hunter community.
Liberty, Bryan, Savannah-Chatham and Fort Stewart DoDEA school districts were represented during the event.
The school-centered town hall was the first of its kind for IMCOM.
“This town hall was the first time that we were able to get all of our partnership superintendents to present and answer questions in a live virtual setting at the same time,” said Gregory Cooke, school liaison officer for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield. “Their participation allowed our Families to hear critical school reopening information directly from their superintendent and have their questions answered in a live setting.” 
With an overall reach of more than 26.2K with nearly 1.6K engagements, the town hall had 13K views and 1.1K comments and shares. The majority of the town hall comments focused on local school districts’ reopening plans.
“Being able to gather our superintendents and directly communicate with the Stewart-Hunter community this way shows the strength in partnership with our local school districts and shows how important supporting the Families of Fort Stewart and Hunter is to the leadership of our community school systems,” Cooke said.
Several parents in attendance applauded the reopening efforts made by the local school superintendents’.
“Thank you all so very much for doing your best to make this a little easier,” family member Amada Gonzalez said. “We all know this is not easy for everyone and I know not everyone is pleased with all of the options or decisions, but you have all done a great job with what we have to work with. Thank you!”
For up to date school information, parents can also follow the Fort Stewart-Hunter SLO Facebook page at facebook.com/FortStewart.SLO.