In the Spring of 2007 Superintendent John Rodgers set out to listen to the perceptions that stakeholders had of the organization and to determine what their needs were. A needs assessment of the organization was conducted by employing the following activities:
- Hosting one community forum in each of our four communities for the purpose of listening to parents and community members articulate what they felt the strengths and the areas of opportunities for growth were for our district based on their experiences.
- Parent, staff and student surveys were given administered.
- A third party organization came to the district on May 23—25, 2007 to conduct an internal audit on the health of the leadership within the organization— Please review the CEC System Appraisal Process.
As a result of conducting our needs assessment, the following needs were brought forward:
The need for better and more frequent communication to all stakeholders.
The need for a long-range strategic plan with clear goals and expectations that would guide the district's work over a 3 to 5 year period.
A need for more respect between students and students and students and staff members.
Better overall discipline in some of our schools.
A need for better order and safety on our school busses.
A need for more support for staff members in terms of materials and staff development.
A need to expand our curricular programming to include more electives and enrichment as well as support opportunities for all students.
CEC Executive Summary Report available for review
In the 2007-2008 school year, the Board of Education and Superintendent worked with over 50 staff and community members and developed a long range strategic plan that outlines the long range goals of the district and has become the guiding influence in all of the organization's work as it relates to major decisions and actions over the next five years.
Five Year Strategic Plan