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‘State of Schools’ address set for Castaway Bay

Alissa Widman Neese • Mar 26, 2014 at 8:28 PM

It’s big. It’s bold. It’s a year in the making.

And when it’s executed, Sandusky Schools superintendent Eugene Sanders said he’s confident it will redefine his district and realign its goals for decades.

Sandusky Schools is set to unveil its much-anticipated Transformation Plan at the Sandusky Rotary Club meeting Thursday afternoon at Castaway Bay.

The five-year plan is about 85 pages long, but attendees will receive an abbreviated version Thursday at about 12:15 p.m.

Want to watch?
•The “State of the Schools” address at Sandusky Rotary Club is not a public event, but the Register will be streaming it live at sanduskyregister.com.

•The address will begin after the club’s regular meeting, at about 12:15 p.m. Thursday.

•Managing editor Matt Westerhold will then host a "Between the Lines" segment with school officials, live from Castaway Bay, at about 1:15 p.m.

•Send your questions to reporter Alissa Widman at widman@sanduskyregister.com during or after the event, and she'll ask them live. Readers can also post questions below.


Watch in the player below or live at sanduskyregister.com.


Topics to be discussed include:

•”Next Level,” an academic initiative aiming to grow each student’s abilities by at least one level each year.

•Massive educational overhauls, including preschool through high school curriculum, as well as early college and career opportunities.

•Other aspects of school life, including athletics, transportation, student organizations, food services and parent involvement.

•Facilities, and whether the district’s current buildings and technology are on par with its academic goals for the future.

A committee of school employees, parents and community members has dissected literally every aspect of Sandusky Schools to determine possible areas of improvement, Sanders said.

“This is a pivotal and defining moment in our history, where we take a good look at who we are and what we want to become,” Sanders said. “We’ve hosted about two dozen meetings to get to this point, and we’re excited to show everyone what we’ve created”

The Register will exclusively live stream Thursday’s event on its website, as the Sandusky Rotary Club meeting is not open to the public.

After a presentation from Sanders, the Register will then host a “Between the Lines” segment at sanduskyregister.com at about 1:15 p.m. Readers can engage district officials by emailing questions or posting them online.

The entire plan, as well as the abbreviated version, will be posted on the Register’s website by Friday.

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