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Destination 158 Community Engagement Program

The Destination 158 program was a citizen-led community engagement program aiming to bring families and District residents together to develop a plan to keep our schools moving in the right direction. 

Destination 158 consisted of a series of six, two-hour community engagement sessions. During the sessions, more than 275 participants studied District 158 programs, curriculum, staffing, and finances and participated in interactive work activities with fellow community members. The results of these work activities serve as the foundation for the District’s 2020-25 strategic plan.  

The report below outlines and summarizes the success of the process.

Destination 158 Final Report

Strategic Plan

After compiling and organizing the findings of the community engagement program, the District Facilitating Team shaped the community’s findings into long-term desired outcomes and strategic goals.

The long-term desired outcomes and goals document was presented to and approved by the Board of Education in June 2020.

Destination 158 Strategic Plan 2020-25


Past Sessions

Session 6 – March 10, 2020

On March 10, two sessions were held: one for residents of Del Webb’s Sun City and one for the general public. The Sun City session attracted approximately 25 participants, and the general session attracted approximately 75 participants. The sessions focused on reviewing the results of previous engagement sessions and recommendations to be shaped into a plan format by the Facilitating Team.

Session 5 – Feb. 18, 2020

The fifth Community Engagement session attracted approximately 75 participants. They heard a presentation on the future of work, and the massive shift in the global economy, artificial intelligence, and automation will have on our students’ career prospects. They then participated in a small-group activity to help the District determine the top skills students must be prepared with to thrive in this new economy. The full presentation is below and work activity are below.

Presentation

Session 4 – Jan. 21, 2020

The fourth Community Engagement session attracted approximately 60 participants. They heard a presentation on safety, security, and social-emotional learning and then completed a small-group activity to help identify potential enhancements. The full presentation is below and work activity are below.

Presentation

Session 3 – Nov. 19, 2019

The third Community Engagement session attracted approximately 100 participants. They heard a presentation on curriculum and innovation and then completed a small-group activity to help identify areas of growth and focus. The full presentation and an executive summary of participant responses are below.

Presentation

Session 2 – Oct. 22, 2019

The second Community Engagement session attracted approximately 120 participants. They heard a presentation on the District finances from CFO Mark Altmayer and then completed a small-group activity to help identify fiscal opportunities and challenges. The full presentation is below, as well as a copy of the work activity. An executive summary of participant responses will be provided when complete.

Presentation

Session 1 – Sept. 24, 2019

The first Community Engagement session attracted over 200 participants. They heard a presentation on the state of the District from Superintendent Rowe and then completed a small-group activity to help shape overarching areas of focus for the new strategic plan. Copies of the work activity, executive summary of participants responses and the presentation can be found below.

Presentation


Meet Our Facilitating Team

The work of planning and preparing for our Community Engagement sessions is being facilitated by a dedicated group of volunteers from the community. These team members comprise a diverse representation of our District’s families, community members, and organizational representatives. We thank all of these team members for their commitment to the future success of our District and our community!

Parents & Community Members

Carly Haniszewski
Dawn Roznowski
Eric Ruth
Jaqueline Grell
Jennifer Schramm
Jim Harper
Kelly Gerst
Larry Cornett
Michael Kennedy
Muhammad Rafi
Renee Erling
Rob Peavey
Roy Mason
Victoria Pollock

Leadership & Staff

RaShawn Walker, Co-Chair
Shawn McCusker, Co-Chair
Rita Patel, Co-Chair
Mike Fleck, Board of Education
Paul Troy, Board of Education
Dr. Scott Rowe, Superintendent
Dr. Erika Schlichter, Assistant Superintendent
Dan Armstrong, Director of Communications
Brad Aney, Teacher
Sandra Vitucci, Teacher
Suzanne Starnes, Teacher
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