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Hattiesburg school district seeks participation in accelerating student and school achievement


HATTIESBURG, Mississippi — The Hattiesburg Public School District is working on a strategic plan to accelerate student and school achievement over the next four years.

Two surveys have been developed to gauge opinions of parents and the community and of teachers and administrators. The surveys can be accessed on the Hattiesburg Public School District website (http://www.hattiesburgpsd.com).

The Hattiesburg American reports (http://hatne.ws/1BwASXp) P3 Strategies LLC, a Jackson consulting firm, was hired to develop strategic recommendations aimed at student achievement.

Superintendent James Bacchus and the school board are is encouraging the community to participate in the surveys.

"The success of this strategic plan for the Hattiesburg School District depends on involving and gaining insight from all those who are involved in and care about the success of the district and its future," Bacchus said. "Teachers, administrators, parents and community members, I value your input and encourage your participation."

Community participation, a component of the strategic planning process, will include discussion by a working group of key community constituents of the district and community surveys. The Strategic Plan Initiative Working group is comprised of parents, students, administrators, teachers, community, business and civic leaders.

Information from: The Hattiesburg American, http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com

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