Strategic Planning Session Wednesday October 19 @ 6:00 PM

Dear Elm Creek School Families and Community Members,

Please join us on Wednesday, October 19th in the school commons area from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the opportunity to provide community input into current and future initiatives as our school district looks for innovative and effective ways to meet the growing challenges facing public education in the 21st century.

While this meeting is an opportunity to discuss specific questions, it also reflects our ongoing commitment to ensuring that our district programs reflect the values and wisdom of our local community. As we look to prepare our students for college and career, we want to be sure we understand our community’s perspectives in the following areas:

  1. Identify the challenges that currently impact or may impact the district and community in the future.

  2. What more can the district do to attract students/families to the area to grow enrollment?

  3. Identify what you believe are the most important areas the district might focus on to improve and expand learning facilities and grounds. (Functionality of learning space, Safety and security, Building access and parking, Capacity to support student enrollment, Building maintenance, Extracurricular facilities and grounds, Other)

  4. How can the Board/District improve communication to inform patrons of the district’s needs and priorities?

The input we receive from the community will influence all future, developing, and existing initiatives and innovations. We believe that when citizens deliberate about an issue and when a community is engaged in decision-making, the directions chosen are often better and more sustainable. We would very much appreciate your input, and hope you are able to attend.

Please let us know by October 17th whether you will be able to attend. Call us at 308-856-4300 or email us at with your response or any questions.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

Bret Schroder, Superintendent

Elm Creek Public Schools

Alicia Beavers, President

Elm Creek School Board