Studies for Advancement public meetings scheduled; Officials to report results Sept. 20, 21

By The Paper staff

The public will soon learn the results of the Studies for Advancement, a feasibility-study initiative to assist Wabash County’s school corporations.

The Community Foundation of Wabash County announced Monday, Sept. 11, that the studies’ first phase completed and the summary report will soon be presented.

The Studies for Advancement are five areas of research conducted to better inform and support the Wabash County school systems as they work together to offer the best educational opportunities possible. The CFWC engaged four consultants determine the factors that impact delivery of the schools’ missions to provide high quality education to local students.

In the first phase, the five areas researched were facilities, population/enrollment, academies, county workforce projections and finances. The first phase focused on providing high-quality, meaningful information for use within and between Wabash County public school districts, according to CFWC officials.

Dr. Carol Lindquist, CFWC consultant and study coordinator, complied the studies and will present the summary report.

“It is highly commendable that the three districts are actively preparing for the future by examining their current strengths and the potential threats to providing the strong educational experiences they want for their students,” Lindquist said. “It is my pleasure to present the findings from these studies to the families and businesses of Wabash County, with confidence that further conversations will lead to effective planning for the future.”

Presentations are scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 20, at noon and 6 p.m. in the Honeywell Center’s Legacy Hall, and on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m. in the Central Offices of Manchester Community Schools.

The report presentations are open to the public.

Posted on 2017 Sep 11