Vision Forward Process Needs Your Involvement

Vision Forward Process Needs Your Involvement
Posted on 08/25/2022
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The Vision Forward Community Engagement process is kicking into high gear!  Only two community input sessions remain before the long-range Action Plan will be submitted to the St. Joseph Board of Education. 

A series of five community engagement sessions were held earlier this year from January through May. Based on the public comments and responses shared at the previous sessions, the following six Priority Statements were developed: 

Session #1 – “State of the District – An Overview of the St. Joseph School District” – Jan. 26, 2022 
Work toward enhanced pride and improved community commitment to the importance of public education. 

Session #2 – “What Matters Most – High Quality Staff in Every Classroom” – Feb. 22, 2022 
Improve staff recruitment and retention including additional staff support and payment of competitive salaries. 

Session #3 – “Improving Student Performance – Pre-K-Grade 5” – March 29, 2022 
Expand the availability of quality early childhood education programs citywide.  

Session #4 – “Improving Student Performance 6-12” – April 26, 2022 
Provide a consistent middle school/junior high model both in configuration and curriculum to improve academic achievement. 

Session #4 – “Improving Student Performance 6-12” – April 26, 2022 
Address discipline and low attendance challenges. 

Session #5 – “Facilities for Learning” – May 17, 2022 
Consolidate, right-size and make more equitable and functional facilities at all levels (elementary, middle school and high school) so that curricula and programs are equivalent, and buildings operate at optimum efficiency. 

Join us in September and October to share your suggestions as we move toward the finish line.  

Vision Forward Community Engagement Sessions  
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 and Tuesday, October 18, 2022 
6-8 p.m. 
Word of Life Church (MYL Conference Center) 
3902 NE Riverside Rd., St. Joseph, MO  64506 

Everyone in the community is encouraged to participate. In the end, this plan will reflect the community’s priorities for improving our school district.  

The September and October sessions will offer both in-person and virtual opportunities to participate. We welcome your ideas and suggestions as we work together for all of St. Joseph!  
If you have questions, or desire more information, go to You can also email [email protected] or call 816-671-4008.  

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