A Vision For Our Schools

 

In August, 2013, the Schodack Board of Education embarked upon a wide ranging research process called Educational Legacy Planning. The mission is to establish a vision for the schools for a decade to come.


This website has been established to provide detailed information to the community as the process moves forward. We welcome your thoughts and involvement.


Please contact us for more information or to become involved in the process at:


info@schodacklegacyplan.com

The Schodack Board of Education met October 17, 2013, to discuss findings from the Community Education Summit held in September. The Board set a framework for the planning study looking at the future of our school buildings.


The next steps in the process will happen over the next month:

  1. 1. A Demographic Forecast will be completed to establish what the community will look like in the next 10 years. This study will include a 10 year enrollment forecast for all grade levels.

  2. 2. A Program Capacity Study will be completed on the District’s school buildings to establish present and potential utilization.

  3. 3. The planning team will meet with groups representing each of the schools to help refine the educational vision for the decades to come.

The results of all of these studies will be released at a public meeting in late November.

Next Steps

The Educational Legacy Planning process combines the following research methods to establish a draft plan for moving forward:

  1.   Educational program study to establish how to best educate children at all levels.

  2. Community aspirations for schools.

  3. A detailed assessment of school buildings based upon the ideal discovered in the research. The process then evaluates the educational adequacy of the buildings to support present and future learning – especially as it relates to the community’s long range vision for its schools. Additionally, the process will review present conditions, useful life of various key aspects of the schools and the cost of upgrading schools to enhance program in the short and long term.

Synthesizing the data in these four categories helps to establish a plan for moving forward well into the future.

The Research