Strategic planning committee to present goals for Westlake Schools
On Monday, April 11, at 6 p.m. at Lee Burneson Middle School, a group of parents, teachers and community leaders from Westlake City Schools’ Strategic Planning Committee will present their goals and initiatives for the district at the Board of Education meeting.
Westlake City Schools brought together a cross representational group of over 50 residents including business, nonprofit, civic, mental health, higher education, clergy, parent and neighborhood leaders in a six-part planning session. The purpose of the Strategic Planning Committee was to gather input, strategies and ideas to help set the course for the district’s future.
As Westlake City Schools plans for its future, it is critical for the district to understand how its main stakeholders perceive its priorities and the role of the schools in the community. The Strategic Planning Committee meetings included in-depth presentations about the current state of academics, technology, finances, facilities and community research followed by input exercises. For these exercises, attendees worked in small groups to identify growing community and global trends, skills gaps and resource needs.
From these exercises, leaders created goals and accompanying initiatives for Westlake City Schools to position itself to best prepare students for their lives beyond graduation. School district administrators and staff will expand this outline to complete the Strategic Plan.
Westlake City Schools encourages residents to attend the April 11 Board meeting to learn more about the Strategic Planning Committee’s goals and initiatives to help ensure the district is heading in the right direction.