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Wentzville School District looking for community input on strategic plan

Community input

The Wentzville School District is seeking input from all stakeholders – students, parents, employees and community members – to help shape the District’s next five-year Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP).

The district has scheduled three community engagement meetings called Guiding Principles for our Schools (GPS), to help inform stakeholders and provide a platform for feedback to set positive goals, define priorities and determine standards for students and schools.

Because of its sustained growth, the Wentzville School District faces some unique challenges, but also has some unique opportunities. The goal of GPS is to bring together a diverse, thoughtful group of residents who will provide input that will be used to create the next CSIP, which is used to guide curriculum, professional development, financing priorities, staffing and the overall culture and strategic focus for the Wentzville School District. The district is inviting a broad-based coalition of citizens, staff, community members, and students to participate in the GPS process.

There will be three initial GPS meetings and the public is invited and encouraged to attend. These will be structured, “results focused” sessions where attendees will work together to reach a consensus on the topics and questions presented. The meeting schedule and topics are as follows:

  • November 27, 2018 – Teaching and Learning
  • January 15, 2019 – Finances, Facilities, and Staffing
  • February 12, 2019 – Community and Culture  

“I’m so proud of where we’ve been and what our students and staff have accomplished over the last five years,” said Superintendent Dr. Curtis Cain. “The time has come to realign our focus and our priorities and this strategic process will only be effective if our stakeholders take the time to weigh in.”

“Our growth certainly presents challenges, but it also presents opportunities. I’m confident that together we can develop a plan that will continue to move this great District forward, providing world-class learning opportunities that will prepare our students for success.”

The recommendations from the GPS meetings will be incorporated into the district’s CSIP which will then be presented to the Board of Education for consideration. All GPS meetings will start at 7 p.m. and will be held in the commons at Timberland High School, 559 E. Highway N Wentzville, MO 63385. For those who are unable to make it to the meetings in person, there will be an opportunity to follow and weigh in on social media. Details will be posted on the District website prior to the meetings.

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