The Dawson County School District is asking for community input as it embarks on its strategic planning process. The system is asking for feedback from citizens, school staff, parents, students and civic leaders in order to ensure the resulting strategic plan reflects the wishes of the community.
A school district’s strategic plan is a long-range planning document that outlines the district’s mission and vision as well as its goals and objectives needed to achieve its vision.
According to a press release from Dawson County Schools, there will be two upcoming opportunities for community members to provide input. On Jan. 21, a select group of community members composed of citizens, school staff, parents and high school students are invited to participate in a small group discussion regarding issues useful in developing the plan. The meeting will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Board of Education in the Professional Development Center.
If it isn’t possible to attend the meeting, community members are encouraged to participate in an online survey to weigh in on the strategic plan which will be posted on www.dawsoncountyschools.org on Jan. 22 after the Jan. 21 meeting.
“It is critical to have as many voices at the table as possible so that our strategic plan will truly represent all of our district’s stakeholders,” said Superintendent Damon Gibbs.
All of the input will be given to a planning team composed of school staff and community members to assist in their deliberations on crafting a vision, mission, beliefs and strategic goal areas for the district.