Nanimo-Ladysmith school board will provide strategic planning updates

The school board will hold public meetings Oct. 9 at Ladysmith Secondary School and Oct. 11 at Cedar Community Secondary School.

The Nanaimo-Ladysmith school board is ready to report back to the public about all the input it received during strategic planning meetings last year.

Last spring, representatives of the School District 68 (SD68) board of education visited every school in Nanaimo-Ladysmith as part of the school district’s strategic planning process.

At the school meetings, people were asked what key areas they thought the district should focus on to improve student learning. Several meetings were also held with members of the public.

More than 1,000 people responded at the meetings and through an online process, giving the board almost 6,000 suggestions, according to a news release from SD68.

Now, the district has reviewed all of those thoughts and summarized them into major themes.

At meetings being held Oct. 9 and 11, the school board will report back on the input it has collected to date and will ask parents, students, staff and the public about their priorities.

Employees, parents, students and members of the public are invited to attend a public meeting Tues., Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at Ladysmith Secondary School and Thurs., Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Cedar Community Secondary School.

More information about the strategic planning public consultation is available online.