Rochester Community Schools will begin its strategic planning process with an event on Saturday, Oct. 12 at Stoney Creek High School from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Keynote speaker Will Richardson, parent, blogger and author of Why School, will start the morning with a thought provoking message about what schools look like in a 2.0 world. Following his presentation, participants will have the opportunity to brainstorm big ideas and goal areas that will help establish a foundation for building the kind of globally competitive education our students need and deserve.
"I'm excited about this opportunity to hear from our parents, our staff, our community members and our community partners as we embark on this critical endeavor," Superintendent Robert Shaner said. "Rochester is a great place to live, to learn and to grow and it's imperative that we develop a plan for the future that reflects our best thinking and best intentions."
Rochester Community Schools previously developed a strategic plan in 2000 under the leadership of former superintendent John Schultz. Examples of initiatives that grew from the 2000 plan include new construction and renovation, modified zero-based budgeting and technology infrastructure.