Wake County Schools

Wake schools seek public input on new strategic plan

Posted June 17, 2014

Wake County Public School System

— Those interested in sharing their thoughts on what the Wake County Public School System’s new five-year strategic plan should look like have until the end of the week to do so.

More than 7,000 people have taken an online survey the district will use to help craft the strategic plan, said Marvin Connelly, the district’s chief of staff and strategic planning, during Tuesday’s school board work session.

Survey questions were derived from stakeholder focus groups that provided input on what they think the state’s largest school system should focus on:

- Student-focused education
- Great teachers
- Rigorous curriculum
- Equity in opportunity
- Preparedness beyond high school
- Adequate funding
- Safe environment

"We have taken the high quality of our Wake County public schools for granted, and we are now at a crossroads," said Christine Kushner, chairwoman of the Wake County Board of Education, during a May strategic plan kick-off meeting.

The final plan, which will be presented to district staff and board members on July 21, will be scaled down to 4-5 priorities, Connelly said.


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  • mike275132 Jun 18, 2014

    Make them all Private Schools....

  • BritBrat Jun 18, 2014

    *who wouldn't say*

  • BritBrat Jun 18, 2014

    I took the survey. The survey didnt ask in depth questions on what people thought. Just rate 1-4. Who would say strongly agree (4) to safety, high education...etc

  • WralCensorsAreBias Jun 18, 2014

    Public input why exactly? They never do a thing the public wants or demands, they only do what fits their liberal agendas.

    It's a real shame the Wake County public and voters do not demand more from their board and their school system. Instead the public gives the board a pass with everything they do.

    As long as the board is liberally controlled that is.