School Board Seeks Citizen Input
Lee County Public Schools is hosting eight community engagement meetings throughout the county over the next couple of weeks, asking citizens to weigh in on what they think the goals and priorities should be. At each meeting, community members can interact with school board members, administrators and residents, all working together to create a new Strategic Plan for the District.
“As board members representing citizens, this is a great opportunity to go into communities and listen,” said Board Chair Mary Fischer. “It enables us to hear from them on their terms.”
The meetings, which start on Monday, will include a brief overview of the community survey followed by table discussions on District goals and priorities. Topics include:
School Safety and Discipline
School Choice/Neighborhood Schools
Parent Involvement, Community Engagement and Communications
Preparing Students for College and Careers
Participants will be asked what they think the goals and priorities should be for the District, how to achieve the goals and, if necessary, how to pay for them.
“I am excited to learn from our community what they feel should be the priorities and goals for our schools,” said Dr. Burke, Superintendent. “By working together, we can ensure higher achievement for our students and our schools.”
The District hopes by providing these meetings in more localized, inviting formats, more community members will want to be involved and help shape the future of Lee County Schools. A flier (attached) with the event locations and times will be sent home with students this week with details.
To learn more about locations and times of the various events that are scheduled, please visitwww.leeschools.net and click on the link. If you cannot attend one of the scheduled meetings, you are encouraged to participate in the online survey located on the District’s homepage.
Lee County Public Schools is the ninth-largest district in Florida and America’s 40th-largest school district – and one of the largest, fully-accredited school districts in the nation. The District consists of approximately 85,000 students in grades K-12, with thousands more adult learners.
The Lehigh Acres Event Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
East County Regional Library 881 Gunnery Road North