Vernon School District moves towards long-term vision

On Thursday, the district launched Vision 2022, a five-year strategic plan process.

The Vernon School District is moving towards a long-term strategic plan.

The Vernon School District is moving towards a long-term strategic plan.

The Vernon School District is looking towards the future.

On Thursday, the district launched Vision 2022, a five-year strategic plan process.

“Vision 2022 is an invitation to everyone in our community to take a closer look at the future of children’s education and have their ideas reflected in the plan,” said Joe Rogers, superintendent.

“Together, we will create a vision that develops goals and tangible actions.”

Vision 2022 will involve research, public engagement and a stakeholder advisory team.

During October and November, there will be multiple opportunities for the public to share ideas on improving the district’s school system, including focus groups, an online questionnaire running until Nov. 17 and meetings in Lumby, Vernon and the aboriginal community.

“We recognize that children’s education plays a significant role in the overall well-being of our community and that’s why we’re asking for input throughout the project,” said Rogers.

“We want to engage a broad range of stakeholders including parents, teachers, students, school district staff, aboriginal communities and community organizations.”

In January, a draft strategic plan will be developed and it’s expected the document will be refined and approved starting in February.

“An implementation plan will also be created to ensure that there are clear, tangible actions to achieve the goals of the strategic plan,” said Rogers.

For more information, go to www.sd22.bc.ca