Blue Ridge schools will soon begin strategic planning.
First-year Superintendent Dr. Hilary Stanifer says the process for that could get underway this fall. In the meantime, they will await having larger gatherings so the community can be a part of this process and the Board of Education can decide to lead the process on its own or bring in professionals to guide the discussions.
Dr. Stanifer points to three areas in planning she wants to address: a positive public image, student success, and facilities.
Unrelated to strategic planning, the district recently hired Brian Easter as the high school's new principal.