Muskogee Public Schools is planning for the future and asking for the community’s help. Beginning Monday, February 18 the school district is launching a continuous strategic initiative with a community survey.
“Over the next year, this Continuous Strategic Improvement Plan will lead to a five-year vision for our district,” superintendent Jarod Mendenhall said. “This plan will allow our community to have a vision that positively guides our school district and indirectly the community of Muskogee.”
Muskogee Public Schools is working with the Oklahoma State School Boards Association and K20 Center for Education Community Renewal at the University of Oklahoma to facilitate the planning process.
“It is important to our school district and community to develop a plan for the future,” School Board President Keith Biglow said. “Gathering insight from community members during this time will allow the strategic plan to truly be one that impacts our students, our school district and our community.”
The survey will remain open for input from Feb. 18 to April 12 available on the Muskogee Public Schools website at www.muskogeeps.org. Planning teams involving community, business, and school district representatives will use student achievement data, results from the survey, and forums and research to develop a continuous improvement strategic plan.
The school district will host forums for district employees, students, local ministers, and community members. Community forums are scheduled for:
Monday, Feb. 18 – 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Martin Luther King Center
Monday, Feb. 18 – 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Irving Elementary School
Wednesday, April 3 – 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Antioch Church
Thursday, April 4 – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Education Service Center
A proposed plan is expected to be presented for school board approval in early 2020.