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Dakota School Board hosts community focus group session

Twenty-six community members participate

On Wednesday, November 1st, the Dakota School Board hosted a community focus group session at the Dakota High School cafeteria beginning at 7:00 p.m.  The purpose of the community focus group session is for the Dakota School Board to engage community members in the direction of the district. Twenty-six community members participated. 

The evening began with Colette Binger, Board President, welcoming community members and introducing the other members of the Dakota School Board.  Following that, Superintendent Bob Prusator shared  information regarding the Board's vision for the future of Dakota CUSD #201 and the trends that are impacting the future.  Additionally, Mr. Prusator shared demographic, financial, facility, and programming information about the district.

Following the presentation, community members were randomly assigned to several small groups where they were asked to respond to questions regarding the district's future. Several administrators and teachers facilitated the small group sessions. The questions focused on identifying ways for the district to keep Dakota proud and determining what challenges the district needs to meet to make Dakota more proud. A board member was present in each small group to listen to community members perspectives on the district's future.  After that was completed, all community members reported back  to the cafeteria to share the highlights of each group's discussion.   The school board will take feedback from the session in assisting them in making decisions about the district's future.  The Dakota School Board appreciated the feedback and discussions from community members.