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Where to? Cuyahoga Falls City Schools will ask public for directions in Aug. 24 forum

by Steve Wiandt | reporter Published: August 18, 2016 12:26 PM

Cuyahoga Falls -- What does the future hold for Cuyahoga Falls City Schools? What should it hold?

On Aug. 24 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the high school's Little Theatre, the public will have the opportunity to share what is important to them when it comes to their schools during a community meeting called "Building Our Future Together."

"I would invite everybody in the community who's available to come and help participate in where we're going with regard to the school district," said Dr. Todd Nichols, the district's superintendent, during the Aug. 17 Board of Education meeting.

Nichols said the meeting will begin with an overview of the district's strategic plan. He said it will be "a brief review of what we said we were going to do three years ago, to help us guide what we're going to do in the next couple of years, because it's a five-year plan."

This overview could lead to small group conversations about educational delivery, technology, communication, culture, finance, and/or building structures. In a message on Facebook, Nichols said, "We hope to meet regularly (2nd and 4th Wednesdays) until we reach consensus on our next steps. As your superintendent, it is my desire to guide you to a future that is best for the kids of this community, present and future. I am asking you to help define that which is best for kids and community."

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During the Board meeting, Nichols said the meeting's primary function is to "identify what are the big questions that are out there, give us an opportunity to come back, collect some answers and go back to the next meeting and share those answers."

In addition to a follow-up meeting, Nichols said the answers will be shared on the district's website. He plans to be "very transparent" with the information, he added.

See the Aug. 21 edition of the Cuyahoga Falls News-Press for the complete story.

Email: swiandt@recordpub.coms

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