JCS to Start on 10-Year Plan

JCS to Start on 10-Year Plan
Posted on 02/25/2019
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. – The Jefferson County Board of Education (JCBOE) is reaching out to the community to begin working on a 10-year-plan, or the comprehensive educational facilities plan (CEFP).  In order to complete the CEFP for 2020, the JCBOE is developing several committees. They will be inviting parents, students, and community members to participate.  The JCBOE is also utilizing a new tool called JCS ThoughtExchange to engage everyone in the conversation. Unlike many social media platforms, JCS ThoughtExchange is developed specifically to share constructive ideas, allow interested citizens to rate the ideas of others, and learn the different perspectives in our community.

Jefferson County Schools (JCS) has a lot to be proud of according to Superintendent, Dr. Bondy Shay Gibson.  "Our students and staff have done incredible work over the last ten years academically, athletically and in the fine arts. Along the way, they have been excellent stewards of our current facilities.  However, as with any system, we have many aging facilities that require investment to remain safe and efficient and a future of growth that will require planning if we are to continue our current success."   
That's one reason the committee process will take place.  Dr. Gibson said getting community input on what the future of education in JCS should look like is critical for success.   "Our school system exists to meet the needs of this community.  Their expectations about their children's future success will be the foundation of this plan.”
The application to serve on CEFP Committees can be found HERE. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 8, 2019.   If more applications are received for a committee than the number of positions available, membership will be determined using a random generator. The JCS ThoughtExchange discussion is underway now HERE.
 

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