New Haven Public Schools to Host Community Focus Group Discussion to Inform the District's Strategic Operating Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 17, 2016

CONTACT
Mercy A. Quaye 
mercy.quaye@new-haven.k12.ct.us
O: 475.220.1063
C. 203.721.3184

 
NEW HAVEN, CT (October 17, 2016) –-  New Haven Public Schools is set to host a communitywide focus group discussion to help inform the direction of the District and the Strategic Operating Plan. 
 
More than 20 New Haven Public Schools employees will assist is hosting and facilitating focus group conversations on October 22, from 9:30 AM- 11:30 AM to garner feedback on four specific areas: academic learning, resource stewardship, family and community, and portfolio of schools as outlined in School Change 2.0. 
 
"As a New Haven resident and parent of a New Haven student, I am keenly aware of the importance of community feedback when planning for the future of our district," offered Dr. Dolores Garcia Blocker, New Haven Public Schools Chief of Staff. "These kinds of events help us engage the community with the goal of informing our Strategic Operating Plan and ensuring the plan truly reflects the priorities of New Haven residents and supporters of this school district."
 
With four focus group discussions, more than 50 people are expected to join with the goal of collaboratively planning the future of New Haven Public Schools. Pre-registration is not required. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to Metropolitan Business Academy to register and join a group. Your support and participation are greatly appreciated.
 

WHAT:
Strategic Operating Plan Community Focus Group Discussion 
 

WHERE:
Metropolitan Business Academy
115 Water St.
New Haven, CT 06511
 

WHEN:
SATURDAY
October 22, 2016
9:30 AM