Kent Schools conducting community survey

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In order to gather information for a new Five-Year Strategic Plan for the Kent City Schools, a survey has been sent to a random sample of Kent community members.

The Research and Evaluation Bureau at the College of Education, Health and Human Services at Kent State University is conducting the survey, which was mailed in late November.

According to Superintendent Joe Giancola, "We need input from our community members about a number of issues so that our next Five-Year Strategic Plan accurately reflects the important programs and initiatives our district must address. Survey topics include curriculum and instruction, school safety, technology and facilities, as well as district communication and finances."

Survey results will be presented to the Board of Education at its regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Jan. 15 at Holden Elementary.

A steering committee made up of Kent community and school members began meeting in September to begin preparations for the Five-Year Strategic Plan. All community members are invited to attend the two community forums, which will be scheduled later in 2013. The Five-Year Strategic Plan is expected to be completed by early fall.

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