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State of the Building Information

Here is where we will keep the community and stakeholders up-to-date on building plans should the bond issue pass and we move forward in the construction process.

 February 10, 2020

This is such an exciting time in Finneytown! We are about to embark on the wonderful mission of building two new school facilities for our children and the Finneytown children for many years to come.

Our district office leadership team met with our building/visioning leads.  During this meeting we mapped out the work and determined dates to engage in this work with our community.   The first phase of this work is Educational Visioning. 

The Educational Visioning requires us to pull together our learning community.  This includes teachers, staff, parents, community members, and students. Our team brainstormed how to create an opportunity to have all voices involved in this critical stage of visioning and determined creating an in-service day would allow for this work to occur in a meaningful way. 

On Friday, February 21s t we will be adding this in-service day.  School will be closed in all three buildings that day.   We invite parents and community members to contact me if interested in being involved.  Those not involved in the Educational Visioning stage, will be able to participate in the Open Forums. I will send out the dates for those soon. 

The Schedule for the Educational Visioning Phase (Locations to be determined)

Friday, February 21, 2020 8:00 am -3:00 pm No school for studentsIn-Service Day for teachers and staff

Saturday, February 22, 2020 8:00 am-12:00pm

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 3:30 pm-7:30 pm

Please let me know if you are interested in being part of the Educational Visioning meetings and can be available to attend all three dates. It is really important that we have the same people in all sessions. Continuity is very important to the process. We will invite a group of students from grades 6-12 to participate in this critical phase.  If you have a child who would be interested in participating, please let me know that as well. Only students identified prior to the work session will be able to attend.  Food will be provided during work sessions. Below is a quick idea of the expectations for the Educational Visioning committee members.

Visioning & Educational Specifications

Committee Participants Roles and Responsibilities

February 6, 2020

Attend and Actively Participate in each work session

Participants should commit to attend and actively participate in each of the work sessions. Each session will build on information presented at the last session and move toward completion of the Vision & Educational Specifications.

Review and understand all information and materials

While the process is relatively straight forward, the materials, data, and concepts are complex. Each member is representing his/her program area (which may be parenting) and should come prepared with new and innovative ideas for their area of expertise. The new facility should incorporate 21st century learning and program delivery methods that will assist students in achieving their dreams for the future.

Consensus Decisions

Participants agree to work by consensus in forming and finalizing the Vision & Educational Specifications.

Provide constructive feedback

Interaction during the process will ensure that the best results will be achieved for the students of the district.

Have the best interests of all children in mind

An important component of this process will be to keep in mind what is best for all students, staff, and parents in the district. To aid in this effort, representatives from all program areas, grade levels, administration, staff, parents, and students have been selected to serve on this committee.

Educational Visioning pages

Which is Best: Teacher-Centered or Student-Centered Education?

Student-Centered Learning

Fact Sheet on Student Center Learning

Ed Week article on Student-Centered Learning

TeachThought on Student-Center Instructional Strategies

Learn Teaching – Student-Centered learning

TeachThought Student centered teaching

Teaching Strategies

Create a Student Centered Classroom

Learning Centered Strategies


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