The system is hosting a community forum Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 6-7:45 p.m. at Sylacauga High School. This event is designed to give stakeholders an opportunity to discuss the future of the school system and express their “big ideas, hopes and dreams for the system’s short-term and long-term goals,” said special education coordinator Jennifer Rosato, who is part of the strategic planning committee.
At the forum, a brief overview of the strategic planning process will be given by Burke Enterprises, the team of educators facilitating the project. Discussion groups will follow allowing participants to share ideas for improving schools over the next five years.
“We want to hear about what is right, what are some improvements we could make, what the community would like to see happening in our schools,” Rosato said. “It is really a time to come together and focus on what we would like to see our system become.”
A strategic planning committee composed of 20 members, including teachers, administrators and community leaders, met earlier this month and “started looking at our vision and how to revise that and reflect what we are working toward now,” Rosato said. The committee will meet Nov. 7 and then in early December and hopes to have a plan ready for consideration by the Board of Education in January. The plan will encompass all aspects of the system, dealing with everything from student achievement and curriculum to technology, facilities, finances and safety.
An online survey will be released the day of the forum, again asking for public feedback on the direction schools should go.
For more information, call the Central Office at 256-245-5256.
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