Sunday, April 20, 2014

Update from last Strategic Planning Work Group Meeting- from April 2nd

Posting this a little late but this information will be made available at the meeting on Wednesday as well.

Strategic Planning Work Group 
Summary from meeting April 2, 2014
Present:  Anne Renna, James Ellis, Katie Gruber, Peter Pereira, Kate Lorenz, Deb Hass, Joy Clendenning

Drafted and discussed data and other information needs of the CAC; took initial steps to secure information
  • Joy speaking to CPS staff about making a request of CPS to supply data they have
  • Anne and Katie will meet w/ TBD "CPS data guru" to formulate request and obtain data
  • Peter, Joy, James and Katie attending LSC meetings to introduce CAC strategic planning group and ask about ideal grade configuration and (where appropriate) middle school experience 
Discussed developing an assessment of resources around arts education

  • Kate to make HPAC ed staff available for preliminary discussion

Discussed how strategic planning could help advance work on the three point plan
  • Ask CAC leadership to help determine if we can expect help from facilitator / consultant in developing plan
  • Recommend to CAC leadership that we discuss one area of the plan each month with discussion to include CPS providing its perspective, policies, and a guest expert, if possible, discussing research and best practices related to the priority. 
  • Committee members will also, to the extent possible, provide related data that it has already collected and help to frame issues for discussion or recommendations for consideration by the CAC
    • Deb / Peter - Middle School experience
    • James - Social / emotional development
    • Jane Averill / Anne - Early childhood eduction

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