CUSD 201 Elementary Future Planning Task Force

Goals for this committee:

  • Develop two options for the building configurations of elementary age students that will be presented before the CUSD 201 Board of Education 
  • Create avenues for feedback and communication among all stakeholders in the community once these options have been presented
Meeting Date Agenda Focus

Wednesday, June 9th

Video Recording

  • Understand the goals of the committee
  • Brainstorm all options

Review the questions with answers generated from the attendees and administration.

Wednesday, June 23rd

Video Recording

  • Examine fiscal feasibility and pros/cons of options
  • Ask questions that need to be answered before July 7th

Review the potential building configuration options as generated by the committee during the June 9th meeting. The administration and staff have begun to populate the pros/cons of the current configuration (grade-level center option A) and former configuration (two K-5 buildings). The committee will continue to examine the feasibility at the June 23rd meeting.

Wednesday, July 7th

Video Recording

  • Solidify two options to present to the Board

Review the video that provides a summary of the CUSD 201 vision from Kevin Carey, Lindsay Pietrzak, and Tim Wyller

Members of the task force requested to review the remarks from teachers during the March 16th Board of Education meeting. (Starts at 2:09 and ends 2:21:48)

Wednesday, August 4th
  • Brainstorm ways to communicate and receive feedback from community

Review the requested information from the July 7th Meeting.

Tuesday, October 4th

CUSD 201 Future Planning Update Meeting

Public meeting to present the findings of the task force, review next steps, and answer questions from the attenddees

Video of Kevin Carey's presentation and quesitons and answers

Presentation slides with questions and answers

Essential question for the committee:

How can our building configurations for the elementary age students provide:

  • Optimal systems of education?
  • Equitable access to all of our resources?
  • Long term sustainability?


Optimal systems include:

  • Strongly aligned programming for Special Education students, Dual Language students and English Language Learners
  • Intervention/enrichment opportunities for all students in core areas of English Language Arts (ELA) and math
  • Sustainability 

Resources include:

  • Curriculum materials
  • Staffing
  • Professional learning and collaboration
  • Scheduling

Equity is defined as:

  • Students get the resources they need to reach their potential
  • Equity-based education is making sure every student has what they need to be successful. This means different things for different students, and resources look different for each student. It also means removing barriers that may prevent students from accessing the most rigorous education possible and supporting them to succeed in that learning experience.