With the conclusion of its current five-year Strategic Plan, District 64 is beginning work on a plan that will serve as a new road map to District 64’s vision for 2020!
“District 64 is committed to using a community-driven strategic planning process, which will be guided by a Strategic Planning Steering Committee,” according to Superintendent Laurie Heinz. “We are asking community members, along with parents and staff members, to consider volunteering your name for consideration to be appointed to this important planning group,” she added.
“The committee’s main purpose will be to identify the most important challenges District 64 will need to address in the next five years, and how the District might go about planning for those challenges,” Dr. Heinz explained. The committee will be guided by a highly experienced, outside facilitator.
“District 64 is seeking a wide range of community stakeholders to serve on the planning committee,” Dr. Heinz confirmed. If selected to serve, committee members must be available to attend all four meetings and will also have some homework: Saturday, February 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon; Thursday, March 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Thursday, April 16 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; and Thursday, May 21 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
“The administrative team will work with me to assemble a diverse committee of about 30-35 members from the names of willing volunteers from our schools and community,” Dr. Heinz explained. “We will have the difficult job of balancing the membership of the group to ensure a wide representation of stakeholders,” she added. Although all who volunteer will not be selected to participate on the planning committee, “all stakeholders will have several opportunities to contribute their ideas and vision through completing a survey or participating in a focus group in coming weeks,” she noted.
If you would like to be considered to serve on the committee, please email Dr. Heinz as soon as possible.