Want your voice to be heard on various District 308 topics?
Oswego Superintendent Matthew Wendt does too.
Wendt has proposed the idea to create advisory committees of district residents to prepare a series of five-year plans on a variety of areas.
The committees would include:
- Finance and Operations
- Policy and Development
- Facilities and Planning
- Teaching and Learning
Wendt said that the current five-year strategic plan is out of date. “We need to begin the process to set new goals, objectives … and address the direction of the school district.”
The committees would address issues “in line with goals and objectives of the board,” said Wendt.
Ideally each committee would have around 20-25 members and that each committee would also include two board members and an administrator.
Of the four committees, Wendt said arguably the most important was ‘Teaching and Learning’ and said the district needed a complete curriculum review. “There should be no guesses on what is being taught in the classroom,” he said.
The goal of the committees on the whole is to have plans in place for when situations, like the constantly growing student population, arise.
The committees would provide a voice to the public, said Wendt, and then in turn would learn how the district operates within accordance of state and federal polices.
The goal would be to have two of the four advisory committees finalized sometime in November and the other two in December.
A public conversation will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at the next board meeting.
There will be no board meeting on Monday, Oct. 8 due to the holiday.