Summer Plans

Summer Plans
Posted on 07/01/2022

Our school year ended with many celebrations and good bye's. We have staff leaving for other adventures and some retiring from the district. It was our last chance to honor the Class of 2022 from Royal Oak High School and Churchill Community High School, as well as participants in our Continuing Education and Adult Education programs. Summer will provide us time to develop programs and services, and finalize all staffing for the 2022-23 school year.

One way that organizations prepare for and stay focused on the future is to engage in strategic planning in order to be prepared for the future in educating our community's youth. This exercise includes engaging with multiple stakeholders from Royal Oak including staff, parents, students, residents, and members of our business community and the City of Royal Oak. As the public school district serving over 5,000 students, we need to equip ourselves with goals and strategies that are prioritized by those we serve. At the end of the process, the district will have a comprehensive long-range plan to guide present and future leaders, board members, parents, and staff.

In August 2022, we will kick off the strategic planning process with a State of District address by me where more details about our planning will be shared. I will also share important district data including the state of our finances, academic programs and achievement, human resources, curriculum, facilities, and more. As school begins in September, we will provide many of you the chance to get involved in our process by being a part of our Strategic Planning Committee. Surveys and other virtual engagement programs will be used so that we can reach even more key stakeholders to gain insight and feedback as the process continues. Updates will be provided via social media and our monthly newsmagazine, The District Dispatch.

I wish all of you a safe and happy summer!

Mary Beth Fitzpatrick