Your personal invitation
By Susan Hayes
Federal Programs Coordinator
Hartselle City Schools
Ten years ago Hartselle City Schools gathered feedback from across the community to develop its first strategic plan. Five years ago those goals were revisited to ensure that they continued to reflect the overarching educational vision of the Hartselle community.
The time has again come for Hartselle to look at the strategic plan and its goals.
Hartselle City Schools’ employees were surveyed in May. Hartselle community members are being surveyed now and will continue to be surveyed through mid-October. Several groups of students will be surveyed through the end of October.
You are invited to take the community survey. A visit to the Hartselle City Schools website at www.hartselletigers.org will direct you to a summary sheet of the current plan and to the survey itself.
“I hope Hartselle’s families will respond to the survey,” Superintendent Brian Clayton said. “The primary goal of the survey is to collect information regarding our overarching goals and priorities, but the survey’s response field allows parents to share a little more if they choose.”
Clayton and other administrators analyzed the HCS employee survey results during a July staff meeting. “I have already spoken with my team, and we will read every submitted parent and citizen response so that we are certain to understand the perspectives of all who respond.”
The survey questions tie directly to the already-established goals and priorities of the strategic plan. For example, the first question reads:
The HCS Strategic Plan asserts that successful HCS graduates are:
- Academically well-grounded
- Problem solvers
- Good communicators and collaborators at all organizational levels
- Fully equipped with skills for success in both college and/or chosen careers
Keep the same? Add? Revise? Clarify?
It’s here that you are invited to share your thoughts. Again, you can find the survey on the Hartselle City Schools website. Thank you for helping us grow!