12/5/2012 9:38:00 AMCEO presents draft transformation 'roadmap' for board, community review
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 4, 2012
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Roseann Canfora: 216-647-6072
Cleveland, OH – CEO Eric Gordon presented the Cleveland Board of Education with the promised framework for how the District will move forward with implementing the Cleveland Plan.
The 33-page document, titled The Cleveland Plan: Four-Year Implementation Strategy, is posted on the district’s website and was distributed at the meeting. In the coming weeks, CEO Eric Gordon said the draft will be distributed throughout the community to solicit input and feedback.
“This document will drive our transformation work going forward, and when it’s complete, will be a tool for holding us accountable for results,” he said. “I cannot stress enough how important community feedback and input will be as we refine the document that will guide this important work.”
Over the next six weeks, the CEO said CMSD will aggressively engage in the gathering input throughout the community and will revise the strategies in the plan based on the feedback received. The final version is expected to be presented to the board for adoption in mid- to late-January.
“This year, our staff, our community leaders and our partner stakeholders joined forces to create the conditions we need to put our schools on a path of excellence, and it will take the same level of engagement to turn the Cleveland Plan vision into reality,” the CEO told the board.
Board Chair Denise Link joined the CEO in strongly encouraging citizens to take the time to review District progress to date and to share Four-Year Strategic Plan document with others to solicit a broad range of ideas.
“The community has a unique opportunity to play a significant role in directing their investment dollars and in monitoring district progress,” said Link. “We are counting on citizens to work together to ensure the plan truly represents the common vision and goals of the community.”