Monday, February 19, 2018

Planning for the Future

Rezoning.  Trailers.  Long Bus Rides.

These topics generate a lot of discussion, and that's great, because we need to hear what you think. Isle of Wight County Schools is currently in the process of developing a long range facility plan.  As part of that process, we are gathering input from the community.  We held two meetings--February 5 at SHS and February 12 at WHS--to share things to consider are we start to put a plan together.  We asked people at the meeting several questions:
  • transportation--how long is too long to be on a bus?  
  • class size--what is the maximum class size for an elementary classroom?  for middle school?  for high school?    
  • trailers--how many trailers are OK to use for classrooms?
  • rezoning--should children attend school in their community?
We received great feedback from everyone who came out.  Their responses helped to develop an online survey that we are making available to parents, employees and community members.  We want to give everyone a chance to share their thoughts.  The input should help us develop a plan for our facilities that will be benefit our students and be supported by the community.

The survey can be found on our website--- is open through Tuesday, Feb. 20.  If you haven't already responded, I encourage you to do so. 

We will have additional community meetings on March 12 at Smithfield High and March 13 at Windsor, both starting at 6:00 pm.  Please use as many of these opportunities to share your opinion.  Attending meetings and completely a survey truly take very little time, but your participation can help us set our course for many years to come.