The St. Joseph School District began a community engagement effort in late 2016 with a series of open houses under the label Voices of St. Joe.
One Vision continued the community engagement process in early 2017 with program to set the District up for continued outreach moving forward. One Vision included Building-Level Meetings (BLM) at most of the SJSD schools this spring.
Information learned at the building meetings was given to a District-wide Citizen Task Force that began work in May to develop a proposal to present to the Board of Education in August.
There were three primary objectives for the One Vision program:
- To help parents and community members understand the progress the District has made over the last few years despite very challenging and, in some cases, tumultuous times.
- Give parents and community members a better idea the financial challenges facing the District in the future.
- Allow opportunities for the District to hear from parents and community members. We need to hear their expectations of the District and our schools in the future. That feedback and input helped determine recommendations that were made to the Board of Education in August 2017.
In addition to the building-level meetings, the District also scheduled a series of town hall meetings and school finance informational sessions.
Questions about One Vision? Reach out to the communications office at 816-671-4000.