SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

November 12, 2012

Schools seek input in focus groups

BY ETHAN FORMAN STAFF WRITER
The Salem News

---- — DANVERS — Got two hours to talk about the Danvers Public Schools? School administrators would like to hear from you.

School officials are asking residents, parents, students and teachers to spare two hours to take part in focus groups in the coming weeks to help shape the district’s new, five-year strategic plan. The groups will begin next week and will focus on vision and direction of the schools in the foreseeable future.

Residents from the community are invited to take part in a focus group this Tuesday from 8 to 10 a.m. in the principal’s conference room at Holten Richmond Middle School.

For middle school and high school parents, a focus group is scheduled for Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m., also in the principal’s conference room.

Elementary school parents are invited to participate the following Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 7 to 9 p.m., also in the principal’s conference room. Danvers High will also hold a focus group for its students.

Those interested in taking part should RSVP by calling Eileen Davarich, the superintendent’s secretary, at 978-777-4539, ext. 2431, or emailing her at eileendavarich@danvers.org.