USD 475 to Hold Community Zoom Meetings for Strategic Planning

USD 475 is working on developing a 5-year strategic plan for the district.  The strategic plan will establish goals to assist the district in ensuring that efforts are focused on the areas that matter most to the district. 

The strategic plan begins with a survey.  The survey allows parents, staff, and community members to have input on what areas they feel the district should focus on for the next 5 years. 

The survey was released to the public on the week of January 11, 2021.  The survey will remain open for three weeks to ensure that the district receives as much input as possible from the residents of Geary County and the families of USD 475 students.  The survey is open to all residents of Geary County, even if they do not have school-aged children.

The next phase of creating the strategic plan is to have community Zoom sessions, to allow community members the opportunity to provide input to the Superintendent directly.  Dr. Reginald Eggleston, Superintendent of Geary County Schools, will host two Zoom sessions that will be open to the public.

The Zoom sessions will be held on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.  The first session will be at 11:30 am, and the second session will be at 5:30 pm. Employees of the district, parents of students, and community members can choose to join the meetings by clicking on the appropriate link below. 

Participants will not be permitted to be on video or audio.  Anyone that wishes to comment can do so by typing into the chat box in the Zoom meeting.  The responses will be collected and shared with the Board of Education, so that they can consider the concerns and suggestions from the community while they are developing the plan. 

To join the 11:30 am session on January 19th, please click on the link below. You may join the meeting up to 10 minutes before the meeting begins. 

https://usd475.zoom.us/j/86993501649?pwd=bCthYWFSbHU0dDZQK3BVcTRHRDl5Zz09

If you do not have access to Zoom, you may call into the meeting to listen using the information below.  You will need to call one of the numbers listed, then dial the meeting number when prompted, and then enter the passcode:

Dial by your location
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 869 9350 1649
Passcode: 444290

To join the 5:30 pm session on January 19th, please click the link below. You may join the meeting up to 10 minutes before the meeting begins. 

https://usd475.zoom.us/j/82560846459?pwd=R0N0Y1JVWUdYZ080RDIrQTAwQ1NIdz09

If you do not have access to Zoom, you may call into the meeting to listen using the information below.  You will need to call one of the numbers listed, then dial the meeting number when prompted, and then enter the passcode:

Dial by your location
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 825 6084 6459
Passcode: 992128

Both Zoom sessions will be live streamed to the Geary County Schools YouTube channel.  You may watch the meetings on the channel at the link below.  The meeting video will appear once the meeting has started. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGRG1pEdWorkbsl-JrSO0hA

If you have not filled out the survey yet, you can find the links to it here, in both English and Spanish:

In English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7NDK8DP

En Espanol: https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/JPKNCMX