Important Message from the Superintendent - Reimagining CPSD Update
Greetings Parents, Guardians, Students, Staff, and Community Members,
Over the past several months, the District has been engaging the community in conversation about potentially reimagining the Cranford Public School System. While we are very excited about the possibility of enhancing our school system and providing greater benefits to students, the District will not move forward with any plan, unless it is supported by the community. Therefore, we need your feedback to guide any potential next steps.
The District contracted with a third party company, Qualtrics, to help design a survey to obtain your thoughts on the proposed plans. On or about April 26, 2019, a postcard from the District, explaining how to access the survey, will be sent to every household in Cranford where at least one registered voter resides (there will be one survey submission per household).
The postcard will also contain a contact number should anyone need technical assistance, including if one needs to fill out a hard copy of the survey or if one has any additional questions and / or concerns. In addition, the Board of Education office, located at Lincoln Avenue School, will be open at the following times, should anyone need computer access and / or assistance: 5/1, 5/2, 5/7, and 5/9 from 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
We have received requests to make information about the proposals more easily accessible on the District’s website. As a result, we have been working over the past couple of weeks to redesign the Reimagining portion of the website and will unveil the new look on April 23rd. Please visit the website at that time to explore details of the proposals, including why we are having this conversation, FAQs, estimated tax impact, proposed rezoning maps, etc...
Additionally, Board members will hold coffee and conversation meetings on the following dates for anyone who would like to engage in further dialogue about the initiative.
Tuesday, April 23 6:00-8:00 pm - Cafe Teasia
Thursday, April 25 5:00-7:00 pm - Track 5
Tuesday, April 30 6:00-8:00 pm - Cafe Teasia
Thursday, May 2 5:00-7:00 pm - Track 5
In addition to the above informal conversation dates, please feel free to contact a Board member with any questions you may have.
Again, be on the lookout for the survey which will be sent on or about Friday, April 26. The survey will close at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 13.
The survey results will be shared with the community in the near future and will help guide any potential next steps.
Your voice matters! Thanks for engaging in this conversation!
A strategic planning update was provided
at the February 25 Board Meeting.
Please see the presentations below.
We have a lot to be proud of!