District’s Core Planning Team To Engage In Community Conversations

Core planning team members will engage community members in conversations about key issues as the next step in Moorhead Area Public Schools’ comprehensive Community Engagement Initiative.

The Community Engagement Initiative is gathering community input about programs and facilities, and the results will help determine the district’s focus for the future.

At the initial core planning team meeting in February, the group generated a list of possible issues regarding programs and facilities that might merit additional conversation through community discussions.

Between now and April, core planning team members will hold conversations throughout the community related to the identified topics of preparation for the future, community partners, facilities, equitable education opportunities and character development. Core planning team members will meet individually and in small groups with approximately 400 district stakeholders to discuss these issues.

Community and employee surveys will be used concurrently to broaden the input, and separate meetings will take place with selected district employees.

Information gathered through the process will be reviewed by the core planning team and the steering committee. The team will develop preliminary plans for action that the steering committee will refine and develop into a recommendation to bring to the School Board in June. The action plans that emerge from this process will provide a framework for a long-range facilities plan for the district.