Contact: Eric Hucker, Member, Columbia Vision Commission
The Columbia Vision Commission invites the public to weigh in on the quality of local schools and education. A special commission meeting for this purpose will be held on Tuesday, July 22, starting at 5 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, 701 E. Broadway.
Established in January 2009, the City Council-appointed Commission tracks, monitors and reports on the progress of "Imagine Columbia's Future," a community document that established goals and strategies in 13 key areas, including education. By ordinance, the Commission must assess implementation efforts and the public's interest in continuing with current goals or revising them with new aspirations.
Commissioner Member Eric Hucker, who will host the session, has three discussion items for the evening.
1. In what ways are Columbia's educational facilities meeting the needs of the community? In what ways are they not?
2. What are some resources that have been/are being effectively used by Columbia's educational facilities? What resources are still needed?
3. What are examples of high quality education taking place in Columbia? What can be done to improve overall quality of education?
Comments will be reported to the full Vision Commission for its further consideration, and it's possible that future sessions will be held on other topics. To view a draft Education report and the original "Imagine Columbia's Future" document, please visit http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/Public_Comm/Visioning/ .