Ignacio School District gives update on Strategic Plan 

Ignacio School District Superintendent, Chris deKay gives an update to community members on the school district’s Strategic Plan in the Ignacio High School Auditorium, Monday, March 13.
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District leaders present areas of focus at meeting 

The most recent Strategic Plan informational meeting was held at Ignacio High School, Monday evening, March 13 — where a light meal and refreshments were provided. The meeting is part of a series of meetings the Ignacio School District (ISD) is holding to help guide the district over the next five years. The ISD’s strategic planning process encourages community input as ISD looks to the future here in Ignacio, for each of the schools, from elementary up to high school.  

“Please come to the meeting to learn about the progress the school district has made on the Strategic Plan,” Ignacio School District Superintendent, Chris deKay emphasized ahead of the public forum. “We have worked hard to stay true to the new school district mission statement, ‘Together we will engage, empower, and prepare all of our learners for the future.’”  

The mission statement was created through work done at the first strategic planning meeting in early 2022. “We’ve worked hard to put the mission statement out to the community, something we see as integral,” deKay said.  

Last week’s presentation took place in the High School Auditorium, where deKay gave the welcome and opening remarks before handing the microphone over to his district leadership team, principles representing each of the four schools and the curriculum director, who gave updates and long-term SMART goals as outlined by the District in their Strategic Plan. 

“This is really an opportunity to report out to you — the community,” deKay said.  

Focus areas covered in the meeting included academic achievement, staff development and retention, culture and climate, and district operations with set goals of improvement strategies across the board, from increased parent involvement in academic events to providing teacher housing.  

For additional information, contact the Ignacio School District at 970-563-0500 or visit the website at 

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