Back in 2008 I had a chance to be a part of the community team that the Kent City School systems Superintendent brought together to help the staff and the School Board update their 5-year strategic plan. There were many engaging discussions about the state of public education, the challenges, and what the future holds in store for Kent’s school kids.
The 5 year plan update identified the top priorities in 7 functional categories — Climate/Culture/Safety at Kent City Schools; Communications & Community Relations; Curriculum/Programs; Facilities; Finance; Staff Development/Personnel; and Technology. Each of the categories had 4 to 5 goals listed, e.g., broaden curriculum efforts to prepare students for a global economy, create learning environments that foster creativity, innovation and global competency.
The Superintendent is looking to reconvene the planning team and I understand that he’s also partnering with Kent State University to complete some phone survey work to get more feedback from City residents. The phone survey is set to start in October so as the school press release listed below says, “please don’t hang up.”
“Please don’t hang up!
Kent City Schools has partnered with Kent State University to get your feedback on how the Kent School District is doing, including the District’s progress with their strategic plan. During the month of October, a random sample of households will receive a phone call from KSU’s Research and Evaluation Bureau, asking you to take part in a survey about Kent City Schools. Survey calls will take place on weekdays between 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., beginning October 4. The survey should take less than 10 minutes, and remember, if you don’t speak up, your voice will not be heard, so please don’t hang up!
If you do not get a call and would still like to provide Kent City Schools with feedback, your comments and questions are welcome; please contact Superintendent Joe Giancola at (330) 676-7600 or firstname.lastname@example.org “