Kyneton Town Hub is holding a public seminar titled 'Options for Community Control of the Old Baynton Street Primary School'.
It will be held on Sunday May 27 at 3pm in the old school library.
The seminar will be led by Antony McMullen, a Melbourne based co-operative entrepreneur and an expert in co-op development, policy and enterprise for common good.
The event organiser Rob Bakes said the community wanted to keep the school in community control.
"But how do we get there?," Rob asks.
"This seminar will enable the town square steering committee and, more importantly, the wider community to directly participate in discussions about the primary purpose and objectives of the proposed community town square management organisation.
"Everyone is welcome to attend the seminar and express their ideas.
"These important deliberations will be recorded and then used to help inform steering committee discussions as they work towards creating a draft constitution."
Co-operative and social enterprise expert Antony McMullen will guide participants through:
- Articulating the community-led vision for the site
- Understanding co-operative models for community ownership and development
- Comparing other forms of community ownership.
Originally growing up in country town Narrandera, Antony is passionate about place-based social, cultural and economic development.
He holds qualifications in social impact (social entrepreneurship), community development and co-operative leadership.
He is secretary and co-founder of Co-op Incubator (an online community to facilitate co-operative entrepreneurship) and is co-founder of the first cooperative co-working space in Melbourne.
Antony has provided support to a range of co-op start-ups in paid and unpaid capacities.
For more information about the Save the School campaign and this seminar go kynetononline.org or phone 5422 1808.