Champaign retreat to focus on superintendent goals

Champaign retreat to focus on superintendent goals

CHAMPAIGN — A Champaign school board retreat scheduled for next week will discuss the district's goals for Superintendent Judy Wiegand and how she's working toward them.

The retreat is scheduled for 3 to 6 p.m. Monday at the library of Central High School, 610 W. University Ave, C.

The retreat is meant as a time for the school board and administrators to discuss the goals and figure out ways to measure progress on them, district spokeswoman Stephanie Stuart said.

It's open to the public.

Those attending will sit in a large square, and a presentation will go through the goals outlined in Wiegand's contract.

Wiegand's goals, in general, include academic achievement and well-being of students, aligning the school district's priorities using a "community-involved planning process," hiring and retaining highly qualified staff members, leveraging "the strength of the district's diverse population," and revitalizing, building and maintaining "facilities that are safe, sustainable" and allowing equitable access for students.

A three-page list, which includes these general goals and the specific ways Wiegand is working toward them, can be found at

The retreat will be casual, less formal and "more of an open discussion than a regular board meeting," Stuart said.

"The community is more than welcome to come and participate," Stuart said. "Everyone who comes will be sitting at the table ... and just be talking through (the goals) together."

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