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Community Conversation held on Feb. 15

Feb. 24, 2017—On Wednesday, February 15, school administrators and several community members came together to hear the results of the district's community survey and to engage in a face-to-face dialogue about next year's budget proposals.Your Voice Matters image

The evening began with a brief introduction by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Marie Wiles, who announced the results of the district’s online survey. The survey asked residents, students and school employees on how additional funds in the school’s 2017-18 budget should be used. VIEW THE SURVEY RESULTS WEBPAGE.

Following the introduction, participants split into four small groups to learn more about each of the potential changes for the upcoming school year. The four groups – Core Academics, Student Support Services, Enhanced Educational Opportunities and Non-instructional Student Support Services, were staffed by several school administrators, who were on hand to answer any questions and receive feedback from community members. Topics touched upon included growing English as a New Language classes, enrichment opportunities at all grade levels, and additional support for enhanced educational opportunities.

Based on the questions asked by community members and posed in the online survey comments, the district has put together a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document. VIEW THE FAQ WEBPAGE.

Dr. Wiles will present a draft budget to the community and Board of Education at the March 7 board meeting. For a timeline leading up to the May 16 school budget vote, and your opportunities to weigh in, visit our Your Voice Matters page.


Click "play" above to watch excerpts from the four breakout groups from the Feb. 15 community
conversation.

 

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