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Third Adair Schools Strategic Plan Meeting is Feb 2

By Sarah Hatton

The Adair County Schools Strategic Leadership Team will reconvene at 6pmCT on Thursday, February 2, 2023, at the Adair County Extension Office, 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY.

Please make plans to join us as we discuss the future of education in Adair County. Attached is a recap of our previous meeting, as well as some research links so you can add to our discussion Feb 2, 2023. If you weren't able to attend the January session, that's ok! We want and need your voice at this next session. Bring a friend!

Summary of January 10 Meeting:

You conducted SWOT analysis. Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. Using that thinking you created a chart depicting our current state as a community. We summarized your work in this chart. The ones that you described as strengths are in green. The ones you said were weaknesses are in red.

Facility Factors
  • Lack of community youth facilities
  • SRO at each school
  • Lack of on-site CTE
  • New industry park
  • New middle school
  • Community theater
  • Need larger homeless/DV shelter
  • Healthy Kids Clinic in all schools

Finance Factors
  • Low cost of living
  • Lack of community financial investment
  • Unrealized grant opportunities (Appalachia)
  • Lack of tax funding support
  • 70% poverty level
  • Debt forgiveness for federal loans

Enrollment Factors
  • Growing population
  • Transient population
  • Large homeschool population
  • DJJ facility
  • Low-income housing
  • Growing population of ELL/immigrants - still room to grow in teaching English

Employee Factors Student Outcomes
  • Need more global perspective
  • 1:1 access to digital resources
  • High graduation rates
  • Missing the basics/Surface Learning - lack of application & critical thinking
  • Graduation rate vs. retention of 1st-year college students
  • PSR rate/drop out rate
  • More options for MS students
  • Attendance rates

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