From the Superintendent . . .
Over the past several weeks a group of approximately 60 members of the school community, including students, staff, parents, district residents, board members and administrators have begun work on a Long-Range Planning Process for the district. These individuals were divided into four committees: Curriculum & Instruction, Communication & Collaboration, Facilities & Equipment and Finance. As a whole, the group has been working to identify the critical issues facing the district as we strive to provide the best educational opportunities for our students.
As the process moves on through the Spring, the committees will work on developing possible strategies for addressing those critical issues impacting the area(s) related to their committee. Each committee’s ideas will then be shared with the administration and a final plan will then be presented to the Board of Education. This finalized plan will then play a role in the major decisions made throughout the district. Once approved, the final Long-Range Plan will be communicated to residents in a fall issue of our district newsletter.
Finally, as the weather warms, the end of another school year is not too far behind. Soon our Class of 2013 will be walking the halls of WGHS for the final time as students, putting on the cap and gown and beginning the next stage of their lives in the worlds of employment or higher education. I would like to wish all of them the very best as they move on to the exciting challenges that lie ahead. Hopefully they will move on with many fond memories of their time at West G and will always know they are ALL a critical part of what helps…
Keep West Best!
Geoff Palmer, Superintendent