Please join the district from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at the Jane S. McKimmon Center on the campus of North Carolina State University for a Town Hall Forum. Participants will have an opportunity to share their views on the major themes and guide development of the overarching goals of the district’s Strategic Plan.
Think About These Topics of Special Interest!
- Encouraging students to communicate and work collaboratively with all kinds of people within the global society
- Engaging the broader community (e.g., parents, businesses, community agencies) to support schools
- Maintaining safe, orderly, and modernized schools
- Offering students a wide-ranging curriculum (e.g., world languages, performing and visual arts, career and technical education courses) and extra-curricularactivities (e.g., athletics and clubs)
- Promoting development of solid morals, good character, respect for others, and astrong work ethic
- Providing comprehensive support services (e.g., school health, counseling, socialwork, psychology)
- Providing up-to-date learning materials and technology for our students
- Recruiting, developing, and retaining high quality employee
community work to set priorities for Wake County Schools
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
RALEIGH (WTVD) —
Recruiting teachers, providing a rigorous education and sending students to college are the top priorities Wake County residents want for their school district.
Wednesday, more than 700 people who attended a town hall meeting at N.C. State’s McKimmon Center voted for those three priorities. The system will use the results to come up with the district’s new five-year strategic plan.
“We in the community continue to want to keep that open communication and have these types of forums to continue to support the student and staff and grow,” said parent Monica Massey.
Eighty-four percent of the parents, teachers and business workers indicated recruiting, developing and retaining high quality employees should be a focus, 62 percent rated rigorous education as a high priority, and 58 percent want to target graduation rates.
Focus group interviews and an online survey with more than 11,000 respondents identified 10 focus areas that were voted on Wednesday:
- Encouraging students to communicate and work collaboratively with all kinds of people within the global society.
- Engaging the broader community (e.g. parents, businesses, community agencies) to support schools.
- Graduating students on-time, college and career ready, and preventing dropouts.
- Maintaining safe, orderly and modernized schools.
- Offering students a wide-ranging curriculum (e.g. world languages, performing and visual arts, career and technical education courses) and extra-curricular activities (e.g. athletics and clubs).
- Promoting development of solid morals, good character, respect for others, and a strong work ethic.
- Providing appropriate, rigorous education at all academic levels.
- Providing comprehensive support services (e.g. school health, counseling, social work, psychology).
- Providing up-to-date learning materials and technology for our students.
- Recruiting, developing and retaining high quality employees.
A strategic planning committee will meet every two weeks for the next month to come up with an outline to implement the top five of priorities in a five-year strategic plan.
School officials say the committee will present the plan to the school board in December.
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