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Community Conversations: Lakota Listens

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Lakota's Community Conversations!

Resident, parent or both, this program was designed in the 2012-13 school year for one person: you. After all, the Lakota Schools belong to you, the residents and taxpayers of this community, and we want to hear your ideas, thoughts and opinions about how your schools should approach a changing landscape.

How we educate students is changing rapidly. There are many choices to be made about how schools will look and work as we move forward. These decisions need to be made as a community and with the consideration of many different voices.

These conversations are about deepening the relationship and building a partnership with residents, finding common ground on our core values around education, defining the purpose of education, and confronting and solving difficult issues in education.

To do all that, we need to understand residents, build a better relationship between the school district and the community, and together define our values, purpose and goals. All of that starts with a different kind of conversation. Sometimes that means reaching out to specific group in our community. Other times, it means defining an issue or topic that demands community input.

There will be countless meetings throughout the school year. Please join us to share your voice and maybe even host a meeting!

Lakota Board of Education


Meet Our Facilitator

Jeff Stec is an expert in creating conversation. As a third party facilitator for all of Lakota's community conversations, Jeff allows Lakota's leadership to dedicate their time and energy to doing what they need to do...listen.

Jeff is the executive director at Citizens for Civic Renewal, an organization committed to engaging citizens to help build and strengthen our communities together. Jeff will lead a conversation that will help the community collectively answer a key question: What do our kids need to succeed?

Learn More about Community Conversations 

The first video below summarizes recent Community Conversations that focused on themes such as the new superintendent search, the district's evolving partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of West Chester/Liberty, and the role sports should play in 21st century education. In the second video members of Lakota's Board of Education share why these Community Conversations are so important.

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Attend a Conversation

See our complete schedule of upcoming conversations and mark your calendar.

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Host a Conversation

Get your friends and family engaged, too. Help organize a future meeting. Click here to learn more.

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