For Immediate Release
September 20, 2018
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(Pam Gale 327-4823)
Alva Public Schools Begins Strategic Planning Process
Community Survey Launched to Collect Feedback
Alva Public Schools is planning for the future and needs the community's help. On Monday, the district launched a continuous strategic improvement initiative with a community and parent survey.
"The Goldbug is a symbol of excellence, and a source of pride throughout this community. Alva Public Schools is committed to creating a supportive, collaborative, and engaging academic environment," Superintendent Tim Argo said. "During the 2018-2019 school year, we will begin a Continuous Strategic Improvement (CSI) Plan to lay out a five-year vision for our district. Together with input from teachers, parents, patrons, and students, we will create a plan that will ensure that the tradition of excellence and the success of our students continue."
The school district is working with the Oklahoma State School Boards Association and K20 Center for Education Community Renewal at the University of Oklahoma to facilitate the planning process.
School board president Jane McDermott said school board members are looking forward to involving the community in the plan's development. “It is very important for our school system and the community to look for ways to prepare Alva's students for their future endeavors," she said. "The district is appreciative of the long history of community support, which is evidenced by the passage of bond issues, giving to the Alva Foundation and the fulfillment of so many other needs. The Goldbug tradition has always been a source of community pride. We need our community's input to continue to build on this tradition of Excellence as we are committed to creating an environment that is safe and highly conducive for learning. Thank you Alva - for your past and continued support of our future!”
The survey will remain open for input from Sept. 17 to Oct. 15. It is available on the Alva Public Schools website at www.alvaschools.com. Planning teams involving community, business and school district representatives will use student achievement data, results from the survey and forums and research to develop a continuous improvement strategic plan.
The school district will host forums for district employees, students, parents, and community members. A flyer with the times, dates, and locations will be released in the next few weeks.
A proposed plan is expected to be presented for school board approval in mid-2019.