Westerville City Schools in 2013 launched an aggressive Strategic Plan to shape our district into one that is capable of meeting the needs of 21st century learners. The plan incorporates input from more than 300 residents, parents, students, business professionals, civic organizations and others who helped identify what our community desires most for the education of its youth.
Now nearly four years into the implementation of this plan, we find ourselves at a checkpoint. It is time to re-engage our community to review progress on our Strategic Plan and determine what, if any, adjustments are needed. We will also explore community members’ ideas and expectations for their school district, as well as how the education provided shapes students and prepares them for success in the future.
Participation in this process will be open to anyone interested and district officials will be working to ensure input is collected from all segments of the community, especially individuals who typically are not involved in school matters. We are particularly interested in hearing from our community’s senior citizens and residents who do not have children enrolled in our schools.
Should you wish to help shape the future of our community's schools, your commitment to the process is three hours of time spread across two evenings. The first evening entails a large-group meeting to review past progress and gather feedback on current strategic plan components. During the second evening, participants will engage in small-group conversations to delve deeper into feedback obtained in the large group setting.
- Large-group meetings are set for 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, and Wednesday, April 5, 2017.
- Participants need to attend only one of these meetings, which will be held at our Early Learning Center at 936 Eastwind Drive.
- Small-group meetings are scheduled for 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on April 19, 2017, and April 20, 2017.
- These conversations also will be held at our Early Learning Center and participants need to attend only one of the sessions.
Please note that participants must attend a large-group session in order to participate in a small-group meeting. Given the capacity of our facility and small-group facilitation procedures, we will need to set participation on any given night at 120 individuals. Should we exceed those numbers, other options will be available for interested individuals to provide input.
Please CLICK HERE to RSVP, and thank you in advance for your willingness to shape the future of our schools through this important activity.