At their latest meeting, the Rockwood School Board reviewed a proposal of the district's upcoming strategic planning process. The plan expands opportunities for community voice as it develops a collective vision of our aspirations for all students.
Over the course of the 2018-2019 school year, Rockwood will
- Imagine: design an inclusive process that empowers all to contribute
- Innovate: strive to meet the needs of all learners and personalize education
- Inspire: connect our learning and make progress on our goals
According to Dr. Lisa Counts, assistant superintendent supervision of schools, the plan is much more than meeting the basic requirements for state accountability. "We are setting a course that will meet the needs of our Rockwood learners. It's all about our kids and launching our next generation of big thinkers."
The strategic planning process will kick-off in fall 2018 with a community engagement meeting. Participants will receive a state-of-the-district presentation, and be invited to share their thoughts on the future of the district. All staff, parents and community members will be invited to attend and the work will continue with a series of subcommittees through the school year. The final plan will be brought to the School Board in summer 2019 for approval.
One of Rockwood's greatest strengths is the deep pride and connections among our schools and communities. "We're looking forward as we start some thoughtful dialogue about how to give our children a great education that prepares them for the rest of their lives," added Dr. Counts.
Dr. Eric Knost, superintendent, shared that this is a genuine, heartfelt effort to improve our Rockwood schools and departments. "It's important for our school community to understand this is not about a ballot initiative," noted Dr. Knost. "We truly are creating a roadmap for the future of our school district."
View the strategic plan presentation.