The DCS School Board of Education has scheduled a community meeting for Jan. 11. The public session will take place at 6:30 p.m. (MT) This community discussion is part of a larger Strategic Planning process and will give the Board of Education and district administration the opportunity to listen to community stakeholders. The results will help formulate a vision of the future and identify goals and strategies necessary to move the district forward to meet the challenges of the 21st century. We will be discussing the strengths, accomplishments, and challenges of our school district, the vision, and expectations for our schools and the goals and objectives necessary to design our future. Questions the school would like to ask patrons include: Identify the points of pride, accomplishments, and achievements of the school district? Identify the challenges that currently impact or may impact the district and community in the future? Identify the knowledge and skills a student should possess as a graduate of this school district? If you could implement one change to benefit student success, what would it be? Specific community members have been invited by the district for two reasons: to ensure that a broad crosssection of interests, backgrounds and perspectives are included and to ensure that board members are able to hear from all participants in a purposeful and efficient manner. We are inviting staff members, parents, students, community leaders and other interested members of the public to work together with us – so that we may effectively plan for the future of our district and students. Any patron wishing to attend the session to be considered part of the process is encouraged to do so.