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The Clinton Board of Education will be holding a special meeting this evening outlining the yearly goals for the district.

Over the past six years, Clinton Board of Education has taken community input to updating the districts strategic plan, and this year is no different. Superintendent of Clinton Schools Dr. Jeff Holmes has been pleased with the amount of community input in the past and hopes for the sam tonight.

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There are 5 main focuses the Board has in relation to the Strategic Plan. Dr. Holmes stresses the five focus areas are not the only areas that can be focused on. He says in the past, technology has been an area of need, so they incorporated it into the student achievement portion of the focuses.

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Dr. Holmes feels the most important part of the plan is the student achievement portion of it. He says the community input in the past has been very valuable to the Board in deciding where the district is heading.

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One of the first goals for the district was a new elementary facility. Dr. Holmes explains the goal was for 2012 to have mechanisms in place to take to the voters, and the district is right on target for that, as the referendum campaign is set to get underway for vote in the spring.

The Strategic Meeting is tonight at 6 until 8:30 in the Clinton Jr. High School Library.

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