The Putnam County School System has started the process of creating a new strategic plan.
Director of Schools Corby King said the last plan the school system created was about 10 years ago.
“A lot of things have changed in 10 years,” King said. “Our demographics have changed. Our enrollment has changed quite a bit. We have a couple thousand more students than we had 10 years ago. We’ve grown a lot. So we want to make sure what we are doing in the school system still meets the expectations of the community.”
King said the plans usually last for about five years. King said the study will be a part of the system’s planning for future schools.
“We’re talking to the county commission about building new schools, buildings and we’re looking at a demographic study being a part of this,” King said. “So we have good numbers when we come to the commission and say this is where we are and these are the areas we are growing.”
The Board of Education approved contracting with an outside consulting firm for the process. It will review the county’s growth, workforce, school improvements and district goals to create guideline of the future.
“Growth, but also just this community has changed,” King said. “Culture changes and society expectations change. A lot of things happen.”