This summer our District embarked on an exciting endeavor that will set the course for our work over the next five years. Partnering with the University of Rochester Warner School we are engaging in a strategic planning process over the next several months. This process is multi-faceted with the first facet focusing on taking a true look at the current state of our District. The University of Rochester team will gather data on all aspects of our academic program, looking at student achievement through a variety of lenses as well as looking at the overall culture of our District.
On Tuesday, August 31st, we held a community forum at which more than 40 community members attended. Attendees worked in small groups and participated in discussions on the strengths and areas of need in our District. We will hold a future community forum, either virtually or in person, to gather more feedback. Another way we are soliciting information is through a survey. A link to this important survey, which takes about fifteen minutes to complete, can be found below.
In addition to community input, we are also soliciting input from VCS staff through a series of targeted staff stakeholder sessions conducted during our opening days in August and September.
After gathering input from both staff and the community, we will form a large committee made up of various stakeholders to synthesize the information and create a rough draft of our strategic plan. We hope to have the draft ready by January.