Community involvement crucial in Wautoma Schools conversation

We need YOU.  Regardless of your occupation, age, race, gender, social or economic status, we need YOU.  The Wautoma Area School District is having a Community Conversation concerning what direction public education in the district should look like in the next 10 years.  What are the improvements, changes and educational opportunities this years 2nd graders should experience by the time they graduate from high school in 10 years.

Even though you may no longer have children attending school, their education is important to maintaining a viable community that has responsible young people to fill the roles of nurses, doctors, care-givers, plumbers, electricians, store clerks, truck drivers, emergency service providers, police officers, short order cooks, chefs, bartenders, attorneys, local government officials, crisis counselors, school teachers, custodians, bus drivers, cooks, school support staff, business owners, etc., etc. etc.

To meet the district’s goal of allowing everyone in the district to have a voice in the conversation, a three-day event is being held to discuss where we have been, where we are now and where do we want to be in 2025.

Attendance at each of the event is strongly encouraged at the Moravian Camp in Mt. Morris on Thursday, March 31 from 5:30 to 9 p.m., Friday, April 1 from 5-9 p.m., and Saturday April 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We are aware that this is a significant time commitment on your part, but given that it will impact a 7-year-old child until he/she graduates from high school it is a small amount of time “paid forward” to help ensure their success and our communities viability.

For more information and to RSVP so planning for food and refreshments can be made, call 920-787-7112 or go to www.wautoma.org. Your thoughts and ideas are important. We need YOU.

/s/ David R. Peterson, President Wautoma Area School Board