Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools leaders will unveil their new strategic plan to the community in a series of three meetings, including one session for businesses and elected officials.
The plan, adopted by the school board in an 8-0 vote Monday night, provides the framework for CMS policies over the next four years.
Billed as “Strategic Plan 2018: For A Better Tomorrow,” the plan includes six key goals that CMS leaders say will prepare students to succeed in an increasingly globalized and competitive workplace.
The first of the meetings will be Oct. 18 at Booth Playhouse and will be for business, church and political leaders, along with members of several CMS task forces whose recommendations were a major part of the plan, Superintendent Heath Morrison said.
“The plan is truly a community plan for our public schools,” Morrison said. “It reflects an unprecedented amount of input from, and engagement with, the district’s many stakeholders.”
The other meetings, which are open to CMS employees and the public, will be held Oct. 21 at Mallard Creek High School in north Charlotte and at E.E. Waddell Language Academy in southwest Charlotte.
Morrison said the 2018 plan is designed so high school students will have a plan to help them succeed, regardless of what their post-graduation plans are. It will also make greater use of technology, Morrison said.
During Monday night’s board meeting, CMS officials said they will also make a strong effort in the plan to retain their top educators.
“We will place much greater emphasis on recruiting, developing and retaining highly talented employees, especially teachers,” Morrison said.
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