Using input gathered from teachers, students and parents, as well as research collected from around the world on innovative, 21st century secondary schools, a team of school and district administrators are developing options for what EPS secondary schools could like in future.
Through this research and development phase, the team is finding that some options are more incremental in nature and will be able to be implemented in the near future (e.g. next year), while other, more transformative options will require a more phased in approach over the next few years.
A key part of this process is getting stakeholder feedback along the way. As noted above, teachers, students and families were surveyed earlier this fall to brainstorm ideas for possible changes in the secondary schools.
A critical component of the study will be coming back to stakeholders for feedback on the options, which will be incorporated into a final proposal to the School Board in February. Feedback will be gathered from staff, students and families both through face-to-face meetings and online via an electronic survey.