The purpose of engagement
Community Engagement, at its
core, is intended to solicit the hopes, ideas and thoughtful suggestions
of a school district’s stakeholders — its public — through meaningful
dialogue and discussion.
With this in mind, Future Focus 203 was designed to:
- Invite and engage the community in District planning and decision making;
- Define priorities and opportunities for improvement to inform strategic planning;
- Build an ongoing process for strengthening trust, communication and collaborative efforts with the full community.
In a call to action, the Board of Education and the Superintendent requested that a district-wide community group be convened to study and give comment to the promise and opportunities facing District 203. In response, a volunteer-based community engagement program brought together members of the community (families, residents, and staff) to study and deliberate issues important to future planning and decision making.
Six community engagement sessions were held with the topics below:
Community Engagement Session 1 - State of the District
Community Engagement Session 2 - Defining Student Success
Community Engagement Session 3 - Programs of Study
Community Engagement Session 4 - Finances: Capacity and Resources
Community Engagement Session 5 - Facilities: Making Space for Learning
Community Engagement Session 6 - Recommendations: Pulling It All Together
Invitation to participate