(Neb.)-Chadron School Board Seeks Public Input On Strategic Plan Draft
(CHADRON)-The Chadron school board presented a draft of the school’s strategic planning committee findings at their meeting Monday night. Board chair Sandy Roes says all the committees have been formulating their own individual goals, and the strategic planning document aims to incorporate all the committee’s plans into one overarching proposal. “We’re doing a lot of work as a community and as a board and administration on strategic planning,” says Roes. “We really want that information easily accessible and easily understood. So we’ve put together a model, and I think it gives us a good, rounded look at where we want to go. It’s nice because a lot of our committees are coming up with dual purpose. We have almost the same outcome in two or three committees, and the one formatting really helps us get to the point. We don’t have to keep repeating ourselves, but yes, it is one major goal that we want to work toward.”
The document contains the vision, mission, and goals of Chadron Public Schools and highlights each committee’s short-term, intermediate, and long-term goals and a timeline of when members would like to see each goal implemented. The building, grounds, and transportation committee lists school roofs, the HVAC system, long-range energy options, school windows and doors, and lighting as its top goals. The curriculum committee says academic rigor is a priority, as does the personnel committee in addition to collaboration and communication. The policy committee’s goals place priority on communication and a policy to keep handbooks consistent, while the technology committee says embracing new technology is their top goal.
Roes stresses that although the board is proud of both portions of the document, it is in this first draft stage for a reason. It needs to be looked over, added to, and tweaked. “I like the format of both of them,” says Roes. “But we definitely want input. So, if folks would like to see the document, we would really encourage (them) to give us a call and ask for a copy of the strategic planning document that’s in draft format. Give us input. We want to hear it.”
Roes says the hope is to make the plan’s format as user-friendly as possible. A quick call to the school at 432-0700 is all it takes to receive an e-mailed or hard copy of the document. Patrons can also stop by the school’s central office for a copy. Roes says an online version should also be available soon.
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