The annual event provides an update on the district's activity and student achievement. Carstarphen has ushered in a unique twist on what previously had been a fairly staid event. Under Carstarphen, the events transformed into a high-energy occasion with thematic costumes and music and dance performances by students. She's also chosen to hold the events at unconventional sites around the district, from an empty swimming pool to a construction site.
The 2019 State of the District will start at 10 a.m. Nov. 7 at Harper-Archer Elementary School, 3399 Collier Dr. NW. The school underwent a major renovation and reopened as a new elementary school this year.