LASD to host facilities community forum Oct. 10

October 3, 2018

Ludington Area Schools is releasing a survey Thursday about its facilities, and it plans to host another community forum at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Ludington High School library.

The district announced the moves in a press release late Tuesday afternoon.

“As the district looks to the future of educating our community’s children, it’s important to understand and plan for how our district will continue to provide the best possible educational learning environments for student development and success,” stated Ludington Superintendent Jason Kennedy in the release. “Diverse student instructional needs have expanded since the original construction of the district’s current facilities, and may be better supported with physical and academic environments that inspire 21st century student learning.

“Further, the demand to connect relevant and meaningful student learning to the community, the world of work, and post secondary training opportunities is critical to the continued success of our school and community. Our facilities play a critical role.”

Kennedy said the district developed questions for the community ponder and answer to help it move ahead in its process in improving, upgrading and more with its facilities. The survey will be online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/LAS_communitysurvey.

Paper copies of the survey are also available at each of the district’s buildings. The surveys can be completed and returned back to one of the district’s buildings or the Central Business Office. The deadline for completing the surveys is Nov. 1.

“The district values the community’s input as it is very important to this process,” he said.

In light of some of the concerns and questions the district has received since last week’s forum, Kennedy said the district is planning another community forum on the various proposals the district is working with.

“This event will also be streamed live on the district’s Facebook page, and questions will be taken through Facebook as a way to connect with the community and for those that can not make the forum in person, but who still want to listen in to the forum,” Kennedy said.

“Ludington Area Schools is committed to listening to constituent stakeholders, while also addressing the 21st century learning needs of our students and greater school community,” he continued. We appreciate and value the feedback of all District stakeholders through this process.”

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