ThoughtExchange

  • Engaging with our stakeholders on critical topics

    As part of our ongoing efforts to build trust and support in our school system, the District uses the community engagement platform ThoughtExchange. In doing so, it is our goal to promote stakeholder engagement through a user-friendly, online tool that allows community members to share their thoughts and ideas on a specific topic affecting our school system. What Is ThoughtExchange Video Your anonymous insights, affirmations, challenges, and concerns are valued and welcomed as we seek opportunities to improve our school system.

    ThoughtExchange is open-ended, confidential, and an easy-to-use digital environment. After sharing your thoughts, you can rate views provided by other stakeholders. You can rate as many opinions as you’d like before moving on to the "Discover" phase, where you can see all the thoughts sorted by the average rating.

     


    OPEN Exchange:

    Future Board Decisions Related to Facilities - Final Perspectives

    The school directors are gearing up for a final decision on whether or not to close Mill Road and/or Rheems Elementary Schools. This process has involved tough and necessary discussions on possible school consolidations. At the October 12, 2021, workshop session, the school directors will hold discussions to find a consensus on the best option forward. In addition, before the October 12 workshop session, the school directors will conduct a second community forum on September 29, 2021, from 5-7 p.m. As part of this forum, the Board will review the pertinent information they will consider in deciding on the future of the schools. As such, the District is conducting this ThoughtExchange to gather final stakeholder perspectives before the school board holds the forum to discuss the possible closing of Mill Road and Rheems Elementary Schools. 

    We'd love for you to join the conversation. The Exchange closes on September 15 at 4 p.m. Click the link below to offer your thoughts and/or see what others in our community are saying. All responses are anonymous.

    Opens: September 8, 2021, at 12 p.m.  |  Closes: September 15, 2021, at 4 p.m.

     


    CLOSED Exchange:

    Future Board Decisions Related to Facilities

    The Elizabethtown Area School District Board of School Directors is conducting this ThoughtExchange to gather your perspective on the questions and/or issues you would like the school board to discuss regarding the possible closing of Mill Road and Rheems Elementary Schools. In January 2021, the Board of School Directors resumed dialogue on the District’s long-range outlook for building renovations and/or building consolidation. While these initial conversations began December 9, 2014, over the past six months, formal presentation topics have included a timeline for decision making; debt service and financial considerations; short and long term budgeting; enrollment projections; and building capacities. The information generated from this ThoughtExchange will help inform the school directors on all voices within the community and the considerations needed to make future decisions regarding both facilities and finances. Using feedback from this exchange, as well as the data that has been previously presented (see additional resources below), the board will be hosting a virtual community forum on Tuesday, June 29, at 5 p.m. to discuss this information.

    We'd love for you to join the conversation. The Exchange closes on June 13 at 4 p.m. Click the link below to offer your thoughts and/or see what others in our community are saying. All responses are anonymous.

    Opens: June 2, 2021, at 12 p.m.  |  Closes: June 13, 2021, at 4 p.m.

    For additional building project resources, CLICK HERE 


    CLOSED Exchange:

    Silver Linings / Positives

    The global health pandemic necessitated the Elizabethtown Area School District to re-imagine how we delivered our educational program and student support services. We believe the resolve displayed by our community this past year may have uncovered many "silver linings"or positives we can build on. As such, EASD is conducting a ThoughtExchange to gather your perspective on lessons learned from the pandemic that you believe we should carry FORWARD to the next school year and beyond. We will consider the feedback we receive from you as we allocate resources and plan our program offerings for next year. Please share your thoughts with us via ThoughtExchange by clicking on the link below.

    Opened: May 11, 2021, at 6 p.m.  |  Closed: May 18, 2021, at 4 p.m.