Carmel Clay Schools conducting district-wide survey as part of strategic planning process


Strategic planning for Carmel Clay Schools is moving forward, with a much-anticipated survey now available to the employees, parents and community members without students in Carmel. The survey, announced last year by Supt. Dr. Wahl, is open from Feb. 23 to March 8 online.

In a release from the schools it is stated that: “Involvement of the entire community is important for the long-term framework for decision making that builds upon the common values held by the Carmel Clay Schools community.”

“Effective education of students requires a commitment from our entire community, and we are excited about this inclusive strategic planning process that gives all our stakeholders an opportunity to participate,” Wahl stated.  “I encourage our community to take advantage of this opportunity to participate in guiding the future direction of our schools.”

Parents and Carmel Clay Schools employees should check their email for a link to the survey on or after Feb. 23. A link will also be posted at:

The survey offers residents an opportunity to answer questions about their perceptions of the schools and their vision for the future of the community’s schools. The link will take participants to a third-party website, and all responses will remain anonymous.

ECRA Group Inc., an independent research firm, is conducting the surveys.

Last year, Wahl told Current that many third parties were looked into for assistance. Wahl said many wanted to be paid in a lump sum but he would rather guide the process and pay according to the work that is being done. ECRA Group, Inc. charges $185 an hour for assistance with a strategic plan.

“I’m not a fan of just making plans for plans sake. implementation is more important than the planning part,” Dr. Wahl said.

The strategic planning for the next five years will be announced to the public in April 2015. The information will be released through a strategic plan report after being presented and reviewed to the Board of Education.


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