Board Of Education To Host Community Engagement Meetings In Carroll, Wayne

WAYNE – Community meetings have been scheduled for late October and early November for community engagement through Wayne Community Schools.

According to a release from Superintendent of Wayne Community Schools, Dr. Mark Lenihan, the school board has set the dates of Wednesday, October 27 in Carroll (Auditorium) and Thursday, November 11 in Wayne (Jr/Sr High School commons). Each public session will start at 5:30 p.m.

This community discussion is part of a larger Strategic Planning process and will give the Board of Education and district administration the opportunity to listen to community stakeholders.

The results will help formulate a vision of the future and identify goals and strategies necessary to move the district forward to meet the challenges of the 21st century. During these community engagement meetings, school officials will be discussing the strengths, accomplishments and challenges of the school district, the vision and expectations for the schools as well as the goals and objectives necessary to design the future at Wayne Community Schools.

Board members addressed there are two reasons community member are being invited. They include to ensure that a broad cross-section of interests, backgrounds and perspectives are included and to ensure that board members are able to hear from all participants in a purposeful and efficient manner.

Staff members, parents, students, community leaders and other interested members of the public are all being invited to work together with the school board so that they may effectively plan for the future of their district and students.

Any patron wishing to attend these sessions or to submit written comments that will be considered as part of the process is also encouraged to do so. Representatives of the Nebraska Association of School Boards will facilitate the community engagement process.

For more information, call or email Dr. Mark Lenihan, Superintendent at 402-375-3150 or malenih1@waynebluedevils.org.

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