The EBR Committee for Educational Excellence, which is charged with rewriting the public school system’s strategic plan, meets for the first time at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System’s Professional Development Center on North Sherwood Forest Drive. School board member David Tatman chairs the committee, which includes more than 25 business, political, religious and nonprofit leaders. “Community involvement is an important cornerstone for an effective strategic plan,” Tatman says. “This process allows members of the community to play a more active role in improving our schools.” Committee members will break out into working groups to help draft goals and objectives for the new strategic plan.
This meeting represents phase two of the process. The first phase began in early April, when more than 230 participants took part in 20 different focus groups over a three-day period. Information collected at that time also will inform the substance of the new strategic plan.