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One Vision: Join SJSD in Planning for the Future

The St. Joseph School District began a community engagement effort a few months ago with a series of open houses under the label Voices of St. Joe.

One Vision continues the community engagement process and sets the District up for continued outreach moving forward. One Vision consists of Building-Level Meetings (BLM) at most of the SJSD schools this spring.

Right now, there are more than 30 meetings on the Master Schedule.

Information learned at the building meetings will be given to a District-wide Citizen Task Force that will work late spring and early summer to develop a proposal to be presented to the Board of Education in July or August.

There are three primary objectives for the One Vision program:

  1. It is important for parents and community members to understand the progress the District has made over the last few years despite very challenging and, in some cases, tumultuous times.
  2. Parents and community members must get a good idea the financial challenges facing the District in the future.
  3. It is imperative that the District 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 will determine recommendations that will be made to the Board of Education later this summer.

In addition to the building-level meetings, SJSD will also host a series of town hall meetings and school finance informational sessions.

Town Hall Meetings

May 10 – East Hills Library Theater

June 14 – Spanky and Buckwheat’s Rental Hall (302 Illinois Ave. St. Joseph, Mo. 64504)

School Finance 101 Sessions

April 19 – Board Conference Room

June 2 – Board Conference Room

Questions about One Vision? Reach out to the communications office at 816-671-4000.

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