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IWCS Seeks Community Feedback on Proposed Strategic Plan

The Isle of Wight County Schools’ Strategic Plan development process represents extensive stakeholder engagement by parents, students, teachers, support staff, administrators, and community members to collaborate on the plan’s co-authorship.    In the fall of 2021, members of the Strategic Plan Steering Committee, composed of  staff, students, parents, and community members, met four times to identify key areas of the strategic plan. The committee identified the following broad areas: Academic Excellence, Recruitment & Retention of Employees, Family Engagement, and Organizational Effectiveness & Efficiency. Workgroups, one for each of the areas, developed broad goal statements which serve to drive the focus of the plan. The workgroups, also consisting of parents, employees, students, and community members, generated performance objectives and strategies for each strategic plan focus area. 

A copy of the draft plan is attached to this message.

Your opportunity to provide input: 

IWCS will hold two community forum events for public input:

  • Tuesday, April 5, 6:00—7:00pm, Smithfield High School
  • Wednesday, April 6, 6:00—7:00pm Windsor High School

Attendees will work in table groups to provide focused feedback through a guided activity.

If you are not able to attend one of the in-person sessions, you can provide feedback online by clicking the Strategic Planning Feedback link.

The Steering Committee will convene in late April to review community feedback and recommend modifications. The draft plan will be presented to the School Board on May 12, followed by a public hearing May 18 on the proposed plan, with adoption by the board slated for the June 9 meeting.

We look forward to seeing you on April 5 at SHS, or April 6 at WHS, or hearing from you online.

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