Hamilton Township School District
Strategic Planning Information
November 20, 2018
I'd like to wish the entire HTSD community a Happy Thanksgiving; I hope you enjoy time with your family and friends during the holiday break. In addition, I am happy to announce a wonderful opportunity for our school community to come together to create a vision and mission for our district. At the October Board of Education meeting, two district goals were approved by the Hamilton Board of Education. The first, the development of a district-wide strategic plan which is used to guide our school district for the next three to five years. The second, a review of our district facilities, which includes an evaluation of the current schools and how they may be more efficiently used.
The purpose of a strategic plan is for the community to come together, identify key areas of focus, create goals and action plans, and set a timeline in which to achieve these goals. This is a wonderful opportunity for our school community to share ideas and work together to make our district even better.
Our strategic plan will be developed in multiple phases over the next sixteen months. Phase 1 will provide opportunities for members of the community to express their ideas about possible focus areas and goals. During November, December, and January, five meetings will be held throughout the community where attendees will engage in a variety of activities in order to generate a broad list of ideas and goals. In December, a community survey will also be shared with members of the community.
Once the information from Phase 1 is compiled, Phase 2 will begin. In this phase, community members will work within sub-committees to identify the most important focus areas from the ideas generated in Phase 1 meetings and the community survey. Goals and timelines will then be developed by each sub-committee and presented to peer sub-committee groups for review and finalization. It is expected that this phase will be conducted over a span of eight to ten months. A final document will then be developed for presentation to the Board of Education and the community in early 2020.
If you are interested in participating in our strategic plan, please attend one of the five initial meetings noted below:
November 27 - Crockett Middle School Auditorium - 7 pm
December 4 - Hamilton High School West Auditorium - 7 pm
December 18 - University Heights Elementary School All-Purpose Room - 7 pm
January 10 - Nottingham High School Auditorium - 7 pm
January 17 - Steinert High School Auditorium - 7 pm
I sincerely hope to see many of you at the meetings and I look forward to working with you as we begin to establish a new and positive path for our school district.
Scott Rocco, Ed.D.
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