Superintendent Scott Rocco

The Hamilton Township Board of Education has set goals for the coming year, and it’s asking the community’s help to get started.

Each year, school boards are supposed to establish goals for itself and the district. The Hamilton Township Board of Education set two goals for 2019 at its Oct. 17 meeting; it is the first time in recent memory Hamilton’s board has set such goals.

The first goal was to develop a long-range facility plan for the district by analyzing demographic reports, a community survey and school enrollment and transportation data.

The second goal was to create a strategic plan that identifies and sets district priorities. Work on this goal already has started, with superintendent Scott Rocco announcing a series of community forums to be held in the coming weeks.

Meetings will be held Tuesday, Dec. 4 at the Hamilton High School West auditorium; Tuesday, Dec. 18 at University Heights Elementary School’s all-purpose room; Thursday, Jan. 10 at the Nottingham High School auditorium; and Thursday, Jan. 17 at the Steinert High School auditorium. All meetings start at 7 p.m.

These meetings are open to parents, staff, students and all community members. Each is part of the initial phase of the district’s strategic planning, with feedback received at the meetings going toward forming the goals for the school district for the next three to five years.

Update: There is also a meeting Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. at Crockett Middle School, 2631 Kuser Road, Hamilton.