Online Survey for WJCC Strategic Plan Now Available

April 28th, 2012 by WY Daily Staff

Williamsburg-James City County Schools is conducting a second online survey to gather public thoughts on how to implement new Strategic Plan goals.

The Strategic Plan Steering Committee used data gathered from 18 community-based focus groups and 2,000 survey responses to craft a list of priorities and goals. The group came up with 12 goals under five priorities: high student achievement for 21st-century success; a safe, secure and welcoming climate for learning; rich, rewarding experiences for professionals; build trust and authentic partnerships with families and the broader community; and accountable, trusted leadership. Read the full document here.

The survey is a way for WJCC to get community input on these goals. The school system expects to have the Strategic Plan completed in June.

“From the beginning of the Strategic Plan process, we have stressed the importance of community participation in its creation,” said WJCC Superintendent Dr. Steve Constantino.

“The feedback we have received so far has been incorporated in a set of goals assembled by our 15-member Steering Committee. As one of the final steps in this process, we have developed another short survey that will allow our constituents to provide their ideas on how best to achieve these goals. The survey will only take a couple of minutes to complete.”

Take the survey by May 11 by clicking here or going to the WJCC Strategic Plan page.

2 Responses to Online Survey for WJCC Strategic Plan Now Available

  1. IMHO

    April 28, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    I just took the survey. I answered the first few questions thoughtfully, but really there are too many questions. I appreciate that it is a complex task to come up with this plan, but if you don’t narrow the focus, the outcomes will be unclear and unweildy. IMHO, the division needs to come up with no more than 5 basic initiatives. It would take me at least a couple of hours to complete the survey if I answered all the questions with any careful thought. If the goal is to get thoughtful answers, the survey should be shorter.

  2. John A. Griffith

    April 28, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    I would like to congratulate the Board of Education, Superintendent, and staff for conducting such an extensive review in determining what the future blueprint of the Williamsburg-JCC will look like.

    I am pleased to have witnessed the inclusiveness of all the stakeholders in determining this first draft.
    Secondly, please be aware that the goal of building trust in the system is going to require patience in it’s early beginning. Many residents have seen and heard an array of studies and promises before, all with good intentions in mind, but little enthusium for the hard work of sticking with the plan. Continued best wishes with this latest iniative.

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