Wooster City School District Virtual Town Hall Meeting: COVID-19 Education Recovery Plan (July 7, 6 PM)

The Wooster City School District wants to hear from you! The school district is seeking community input on its COVID-19 Education Recovery Plan. Residents are invited to attend a virtual town hall meeting on July 7 at 6 p.m. to discuss the plan.  

The COVID-19 Education Recovery Plan will outline how Wooster City Schools will operate moving forward for the 2020-2021 school year. It will be presented to the Board of Education (BOE) at their June 30 meeting. The plan will also be available on June 30 in BoardDocs and on the district website.

“In order to move forward with an educational plan that works best for the majority of our students, families, staff, and community, we need feedback.  We need to know their expectations, concerns, and hopes,” said Dr. Michael Tefs, superintendent of the Wooster City School District. “It is our goal to provide the best education possible for all of our Wooster students in the safest way possible. The health, safety, and wellbeing our of students, their families, our staff members and their families is always our top priority, and by working together with our community, we are confident that we can design a transformative educational plan for August.”

The virtual town hall will operate the same as the current virtual board meetings. Attendees will be able to submit questions, comments, or concerns through an online form. The submissions will be read aloud by a meeting moderator. Committee members, Board of Education president, L. Sue Herman and Board member, Dan Stavnezer, and Superintendent Tefs will participate.

"Our staff has been researching and brainstorming, working collaboratively at all grade levels, and are eager to receive public feedback on their plans.  It is important to all of us that we--our entire school and community membership--have a vested ownership of the plans to educate our students.  We eagerly anticipate the participation of our community.  It is my hope, especially, that we hear from our students who participated in our initial foray into online learning this spring in order for us to learn from them how best to move forward."

To attend the virtual town hall or submit a question, visit the district website and click on Virtual Board Meetings. (A link to the town hall meeting will be available on June 30).