Roaring Fork Schools seek participation in 2018 community visioning in November
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 19, 2018
In November, the Roaring Fork School District is launching a visioning process to learn what the community wants for its children and schools. The process will entail meetings and conversations with all stakeholder groups to gather feedback on the district’s current focus areas and inform its direction going forward.
The district conducted a community visioning process in 2013, and almost 1400 community members provided feedback that informed the district’s five-year strategic plan.
“This community visioning process will build on the work we have been doing over the past five years,” said Roaring Fork Schools Superintendent Rob Stein. “After hearing from the community then, we set an ambitious course for the district and undertook many changes that are now common practice in our schools. We now want to understand if we’re on course and hear where our community would like to see us go next.”
Andrea Suarez participated in the 2013 visioning process as a parent and remembers that participants voiced their desire for a more universal approach to supporting and educating our children. Suarez has since joined the district’s team as an early childhood family liaison and is now supporting the work that she, as a community member, asked for in 2013.
“As an employee, it makes me feel really proud to see that the school district really listened to the community,” Suarez said. “I encourage all members of our community to participate in this year’s community visioning meetings. I believe it’s never been more important to voice our ideas and opinions.”
The following meetings are open to all community members:
- Tuesday, November 6 at Glenwood Springs Elementary School (915 School St) from 5:30-7:30pm
- Wednesday, November 7 at Crystal River Elementary School (160 Snowmass Dr) from 5:30-7:30pm
- Thursday, November 8 at Basalt High School (600 Southside Dr) from 5:30-7:30pm
To make sure that everyone can participate, meetings will be conducted in both English and Spanish and free food and childcare will be provided. Parents need to RSVP here to guarantee a childcare spot.