The OCDSB current strategic plan is scheduled to expire in August 2019. We have made great progress under this plan and are at the stage when we must consider what priorities carry forward and what other areas require more focus. An important first step in the planning process is actively consulting with stakeholders in order to gain input into the development of priorities for the next strategic plan. The consultation process has four stages:
- Pre-consultation (October/November 2018) – COMPLETE
- Idea Exchange (November/December 2018) – COMPLETE
- Developing Strategies and Action (January 2019)
- Feedback on Draft Plan (May 2019)
During the Idea Exchange stage, there will be separate conversations: parents and community members; staff; and for students. The conversations will also be separated by elementary and secondary panels. This will allow people with common interest and experiences to be involved in the conversation.
In January 2019, the District will enter the Strategies & Actions stage which includes two evenings of focus group discussions. At the focus group sessions, participants will be provided with feedback from the idea exchange and will work in groups to explore and discuss the results from the online consultation, and help define specific strategies and actions for achieving identified goals.
Space is limited so all participants must pre-register. Please click on the Register Now hyperlink below for the date you’d like to attend.
The focus group meetings will be held on:
Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sir Robert Borden High School
131 Greenbank Road
Thursday, January 31st, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Cairine Wilson High School
975 Orléans Blvd
6:00 p.m. Light Refreshments and Meet and Greet
6:30 p.m Thoughtexchange Consultation Overview
7:00 p.m. Focus Group Sessions
8:30 p.m. Wrap-up, Final Thoughts