With a vision in place, Maroa-Forsyth schools are ready to embark on the plans that were laid last year.
Superintendent Dr. John Ahlemeyer explains their strategic plan laid the foundation for the goals the district has. He believes it is a lofty goal but wants their district to be the best.
As districts try to find ways to attract educators to their schools, the state has tried to aid the cause by working on legislation to raise teacher salaries, something many districts have already started doing. But Dr. Ahlemeyer says it is getting to a point districts have to get creative and he has ideas on how his district can do that.
Looking to update the middle school has been on the backburner for several years now in Maroa-Forsyth but Dr. Ahlemeyer indicates that is something the committee they put together has made a priority in this strategic plan and so starting to find out what the community wants will be their next step.
Dr. Ahlemeyer indicates the district is in good shape financially and says they are able to build a new middle school at a no tax rate increase. He also adds they are going to be looking to launch a district safety team later this spring and then next fall they plan to launch a finance and facilities team and a community and alumni outreach team.