Members of the community who attended the Strategic Planning Kick Off in November reassembled at Southern New Hampshire University on March 14, 2013 to review the findings of the stakeholder survey that was developed based on focus group input.
After a delightful meal furnished by the college, each table discussed the findings and developed three recommendations to give to the strategic planning committee.
Highlights of each table's recommendations and a slideshow of the survey results can be found in the Planning and Process Documentation section of this site.
Community members are invited to submit their feedback in regard to a Strategic Plan for the Manchester School District. This survey was developed based on feedback gathered at the Strategic Planning kickoff event on November 19, 2012.
Please take a moment to respond -- your feedback is greatly appreciated!
CLICK HERE to take the survey. [THE SURVEY IS NOW CLOSED.]
Ninety community members came out for the School District Strategic Planning Kickoff at Memorial High School on November 19. After a brief overview of the process and some remarks by Mayor Ted Gatsas and Robin Comstock of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, participants gathered in classrooms to discuss the challenges that the school district faces, the priorities we should have going forward, and what characteristics we should look for in our next superintendent.
We would like to thank Dr. Mark McQuillan, Dean of the School of Education at SNHU, for his guidance in this process. We would also like to thank UNH MBA students Katy Easterly, Matt Tapley, and Shawn Theobald. We would especially like to thank our facilitators, Marty Boldin, Brenda Lett, Robin Comstock, Sarah Morse, Stacey Weigler, and Peter Sorrentino for the wonderful job they did.
The participants were very insightful which yielded good responses to the discussion questions. The next step involves using those responses to craft an online survey. The survey will be available here on the strategic planning website in December.
The Board of School Committee invites you to participate in the Manchester School District Strategic Planning Kickoff on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 6:30 PM at Manchester Memorial High School
We will give an overview of the process, followed by small group discussions to gather input about the challenges faced by the school district, fiscal priorities, and the search for a new superintendent.
Everyone is welcome to attend: parents, teachers & staff, students, members of the business community, community groups, and ordinary citizens. The more stakeholders represented, the better the results.
The Strategic Planning Committee met on July 24th to reviews options for moving forward. A proposal will be brought forward at the next full Board of School Committee meeting.
In the news: http://www.unionleader.com/article/20120725/NEWS04/707259930/0/SEARCH
The Strategic Planning Committee began its work of discussing long-term vision and goals for Manchester School District. The committee met with Dr. Mark McQuillan, dean of the Southern New Hampshire University School of Education, to discuss how to start on the strategic planning.
In the news: http://www.unionleader.com/article/20120723/NEWS06/707239944/0/SEARCH