Lenape Regional High School District invites public to strategic planning meetings

The first meeting will take place at Cherokee High School on Oct. 16.

The Lenape Regional High School District invites the community to take part in a series of meetings to help the district create a strategic plan that will guide for the next five years.

Officials say the district has reached the end of its previous 10-year strategic plan and looks to create a refreshed vision, especially to keep pace with the rapidly changing educational landscape. Officials say these meetings are the first steps in the process to create the new LRHSD strategic plan.

As such, the administration will hold a series of four community engagement sessions, beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Cherokee High School.

According to district officials, information gathered at these focus-group style meetings will allow LRHSD community members, parents, students, staff, administration and board of education members to create a shared vision among all stakeholders of the district.

The remaining LRHSD high schools will each host a similar forum for community members to join in the strategic planning process, with a meeting at Shawnee High School on Nov. 1, a meeting at Seneca High School on Nov. 19 and the final meeting at Lenape High School on Dec. 5.

Those meetings will also take place from 5 to 8 p.m. on their respective dates.

According to officials, each meeting will follow the same process and ask participants to identify the district’s strengths (things to preserve) and future expectations.

Those interested in attending a meeting can RSVP to bettertogether@lrhsd.org.

More information is also available at www.lrhsd.org/bettertogether.