PITTSBURG — Pittsburg Community schools are partnering with the wider community to begin a strategic planning process.
The district has not completed a strategic plan in eight years. On Monday at Memorial Auditorium the school district listened to students, parents, local businesses and community leaders to share what they believe are the tools USD 250 students need before graduating.
"The input we receive will be used to develop a plan and establish the course for what education looks like in Pittsburg," Superintendent Rich Proffitt said. "We want to hear from as many people as possible and will use additional measures to solicit information from across the District and the community."
District officials asked the community what the district does best and what needs to be improved, how to better communicate, how to increase community partnership for the betterment of students and where people believe the district should be in five years.
The group will meet again in January to hone in on five or six main ideas which the district will include in its strategic plan. From there, the district will have a special board meeting to work on a strategic planning document which will need to be approved by the district’s Board of Education.
Later, Proffitt said there will be a questionnaire available to the greater community.
— Stephanie Potter is a staff writer at the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at spotter@morningsun.net or follow her on Twitter @PittStephP and Instagram @stephanie_morningsun.