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Ellsworth Schools' strategic plan efforts near fruition

The first results of the strategic planning process begun in the Ellsworth School District last year were reviewed by the school board early this week.

Nearly 100 people have been working on the plan, Superintendent Barry Cain told board members. The project was kicked off with a three-day session in April, when 24 participants formulated five strategies under the guidance of an outside consultant hired by the board. They then turned over their input to action teams, many of whose members spent 40 hours or more during an 11-week period on the project.

"The idea is to determine a direction for what Ellsworth schools should be all about," Cain said.

The teams' recommendations toward realizing the strategies were returned to the original group last month and the plan is expected to come before the school board at its next regular meeting on Monday, Feb. 14.

Read more in the print version of the Herald Jan. 19.

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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