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High School Configuration Study Timeline

In order to ensure the high school configuration study is thoughtful and thorough, the process will take approximately two years to complete. Periodic updates will be provided to the Board of Education and all stakeholders to keep them informed on the progress of the project. With expert guidance from our facilitator and advisory committee along with input from parents, community, staff and students, the steering committee will develop a long-term plan for the district’s high school configuration and present this to the board in the Spring of 2017.

Phase 1 – Preparation (July – December 2015)

  • District leadership discusses preliminary plans and develops framework
     
  • Board of Education approves contracts for third parties contractors
     
  • Board commissions configuration and appoints Steering Committee
     
  • Working Group chairs identify committee members
     
  • Initial kickoff meeting for Steering Committee

Phase 2 – Planning (January – March 2016)

  • Working Groups convene
     
  • Steering Committee and Working Groups plan research to be conducted
     
  • Timelines and benchmarks are established
     
  • Opportunities for stakeholder input are determined
     
  • Communications Working Group develops a stakeholder education plan

Phase 3 - Research (April - December 2016)

  • Working Groups conduct research in their designated areas
     
  • Working Groups collaborate with each other on findings
     
  • Working groups provide periodic updates to Steering Committee
     
  • Stakeholders have opportunities to participate in surveys and focus groups
     
  • Updates provided to board of education and stakeholders

Phase 4 - Recommendation (January – May 2017)

  • Steering Committee evaluates all the data gathered
     
  • Steering Committee determines best configuration option based on data
     
  • Steering committee collaborates with working groups to outline roadmap to recommended configuration
     
  • Final configuration plan presented to Board of Education
    • postponed as of 4/14/17 while district leadership assembles a visioning committee to determine next steps
       
  • Stakeholders informed of plan
    • TBD