“As citizens we need to be aware and concerned about the picture of our District but also decide as a community what we want that picture to look like 10 or 20 years from now,” said Chris Hageman, Rockwood Summit school community chair.
Beginning in September, members of the Rockwood community will play an active role in determining the future of their schools. During Phase I of the Picture Rockwood process, community members will have the opportunity to attend a series of “roll-up-your-sleeves” workshops. Each session will begin with a brief presentation that provides key information. Then, participants will work in small groups to discuss and reach consensus on responses to specific tasks. These tasks are designed to become building blocks to recommendations at the conclusion of the program.
As sessions progress, a variety of “pictures” or conditions and circumstances of what Rockwood might look like in the future will be presented. Participants will be asked to evaluate those pictures, determine their preferred picture and suggest improvements to the picture. This process of evaluating and narrowing the pictures will continue through the first phase of the program.