2019-2020 School Configuration Presentation

2019-2020 School Configuration Presentation & Survey
Posted on 05/25/2018

May 25, 2018

Dear Region 6 Community,

What a great week of discussion around our district declining enrollment and three potential plans for the future. Thank you to all that attended as you brought such passion and energy.

This week alone there were six meetings with parents and community members from across the three towns. There were seven focus group meetings held with WAMOGO students and one impromptu discussion with the 6th grade class in Goshen. I also led four staff meetings across each of our schools.

Each meeting involved a focused conversation along positives and negatives associated with each plan. There were many different opinions shared and questions asked. If you were not able to attend a meeting what you will find in the presentation (LINK HERE) is that every plan has positives and potential obstacles for the future. In summary, there is not a simple answer.

Now, is the time to voice your opinion in a survey that will run until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2018.  As discussed at each meeting this process is about input and sharing opinions. We are all going to face the future together and the district needs to have a long-term plan built with our communities.

Many asked during the meetings about what comes next? On Monday, June 4, 2018, the presentation will be made to the Region 6 Board of Education.

Additionally, all feedback (unedited) will be shared with the Board for their review. My hope is that the Board will digest the presentation and feedback with a consensus formed on next steps by the Regular Meeting of the Board of Education on July 9, 2018. Please know that both Plan B and Plan C would require a public referendum as a revision to the 1970 plan that established this district.

In closing, I am mindful of how far we have come this year as a district. We are taking positive steps for the future education of our students. At the same time, I am also realistic and know we have much more work to accomplish. I am excited to join you all in that coming work.

Regards,

Chris

 

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