GFW Public Schools is developing a strategic plan. The school board is working with the Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) to provide guidance and assist with the planning.
GFW Community Input Survey
The school board is seeking input from school district residents and staff to help in identifying the school district’s strengths and areas for improvement. School district residents and staff had the option participate via the “GFW Strategic Planning Survey.” The information gathered from the survey will be analyzed by the MSBA and used to help identify school district strategic priorities.
Surveys submitted included 33 internal responses (staff) and 128 external community responses.
The surveys closed on Sunday, February 21. Thank you for your participation.
Community Listening Sessions
The Minnesota School Board Association held virtual listening sessions with a number of groups at GFW Public Schools on February 16. We will also be hosting additional meeting opportunities.
A virtual community listening session took place in the evening of Tuesday, February 16 during the GFW Supt Talk session.
In addition to the meetings that took place on February 16, Superintendent Horton will be holding a number of additional listening sessions that will be part of the process and help inform the strategic plan. Please join us at one of these upcoming opportunities or virtually via GFW Supt Talk to get involved with shaping our district’s future.
Community Listening Session Dates
Gibbon – Gibbon Community Center
- Thursday, February 25, 2021 – 6-7 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 3, 2021 – 5-6 p.m.
- Tuesday, March 9, 2021 – 5-6 p.m.
Fairfax – Fairfax Community Center
- Tuesday, February 23, 2021 – 6-7 p.m.
- Thursday, March 4, 2021 – 6-7 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 10, 2021 – 6-7 p.m.
Winthrop – Hahn’s Dining & Lounge
- Wednesday, February 24, 2021 – 6-7 p.m.
- Tuesday, March 2, 2021 – 6-7 p.m.
- Thursday, March 11, 2021 – 6-7 p.m.
You can also request a Strategic Planning Listening Session! Invite Superintendent Horton to a meeting you want to host! It can be virtual or in person. Fill out the Listening Session Request Form to sign up!
GFW Strategic Planning Committee
GFW has established a Strategic Planning Committee to assist in this process made up of a number of stakeholder groups. The group will be meeting throughout March to assist in this process.
Strategic Planning Committee Meeting Dates
- March 1, 2021 6-8pm – GFW Strategic Planning Committee – Virtual
- March 8, 2021 6-8pm – GFW Strategic Planning Committee – Virtual
- March 24, 2021 6-8pm – GFW Strategic Planning Committee – Virtual