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Parents weigh in on district's strategic plan
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Debbie Mohr discusses a topic with fellow teachers during the strategic plan meeting Tuesday. - photo by Autumn Vetter

During a strategic planning meeting Tuesday night, about 100 parents offered input to help guide the Forsyth County school system through 2016.

The system sought the feedback for its fourth strategic plan, which will map out its vision and goals from 2013-16.

“We were extremely pleased with the turnout, and had representatives from each of our 36 schools attend,” said Jennifer Caracciolo, system spokeswoman. “There were many new parents and business members, as well as those that have worked with the system on the prior strategic plan.”

Nancy Perry was among those in attendance. The mother of a Little Mill Middle School student, Perry said she went on behalf of the parent-teacher organization to “be informed for all of the upcoming issues that Forsyth County faces and help find ways to solve those issues.”

Perry said parents were offering accolades on where the system was doing well, but also suggestions on “what things could be improved upon.”

As with previous plans, the new version will align and focus the entire district with measurable outcomes and reassess its vision, mission and beliefs.

It also will build on the success of past plans while linking strategy and actions to the desired results, Caracciolo said.

During Tuesday’s meeting, Superintendent Buster Evans gave an overview of the district and fielded audience questions. Members of the school board were also in attendance.

Caracciolo said the input will be presented to the board and cabinet members next month.