Jefferson City Public School leaders met Wednesday for a daylong retreat focused on planning.
At this meeting, leaders discussed their leadership role and the goals that they have for the district.
Goals that kept coming up throughout the day were better communication with the district and community, and working to improve school facilities.
“We need the community to share with us what they would like to see us do as leaders and what they want us to provide to the community,” said Tami Turner, the school board president.
Leaders say they can accomplish these goals is through committees made up of community members who come with ideas to improve the district facilities.
With the high school being overcrowded, leaders say feedback regarding the facilities is crucial now more than ever.
“Get involved with the Jefferson City Public Schools. Get involved with the community through the committees that are working right now to provide us solutions for the community and for our kids,” said Turner.
For the first time in district history, the school board came up with a mission statement.
“The mission of the Jefferson City Board of Education is to employ and support the leadership of the superintendent, to set policy, and establish a fiscally responsible budget in order to ensure that each student achieves his or her maximum potential through a challenging educational system characterized by pride through excellence.”