2016 Thoughtexchange: Facility Planning
Our Facilities Improvement Team (FIT) has put in many hours over the past year, examining the needs of our current facilities, seeking community input, engaging the services of several outside agencies, and doing their best to anticipate the future needs of our growing district. From the 1,916 stakeholders who contributed to the facilities conversation this year through Thoughtexchange, we learned about our strengths and the areas that we can improve. The FIT team incorporated these ideas into a draft long-range plan that includes three phases of work over the next 18 years.
Thank you for taking the time to support the school district and the community-led team in this process. Please feel free to contact the district’s communications department at (360) 885-5470 or email@example.com if you have any questions.
Learn more about the Facilities Improvement Team by visiting their webpage. www.battlegroundps.org/fit
2015 Thoughtexchange: Strategic Planning
Thank you for sharing your voice.
In May 2015, BGPS engaged in its first Thoughtexchange process called a “Weather Report.” This process was developed in collaboration with the district’s strategic planning efforts to provide detailed information and community feedback for updating the strategic plan.
The process was delivered in three steps:
- Share - Collection of ideas
- Star - Consider other points of view
- Discover - Learn what is important to the group
We’ve reviewed your Thoughts and priorities and now want to share the results with you.
Visit http://battlegroundps.thoughtexchange.com/ to learn about the top priorities in your school and the top priorities of the district. The website will allow you to drill down into school specific areas for each question and view how fellow community members, parents and staff responded. Click the “Next” button on each page to view additional information.
From the 2,526 stakeholders who contributed, we learned about our strengths and the areas that we can improve.
The district’s Strategic Planning Committee comprised of school district staff and community members used the Thoughtexchange results to guide their work over the summer in updating our strategic plan. You can read more about the completed 2016 Strategic Plan online.
Again, thank you so much for contributing to the success of Battle Ground Public Schools. Your participation in the process was invaluable.
Mark Hottowe, Superintendent
Battle Ground Public Schools
Learn more about the Thoughtexchange process by watching the informational video below.