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story.lead_photo.caption Fulton High School teacher Carson Humphreys presents on vocational programs. Olivia Garrett/Fulton Sun

Fulton Public Schools has begun preparing for the next Comprehensive School Improvement Plan.

The district's current five-year plan will run ends in 2022.

Wednesday evening the FPS Board of Education unanimously approved a strategic planning proposal to work with Education Governance Leadership Team.

"Looking at the proposal and the material in the packet, I just think that this is probably gonna be a different process than the kind of process that we've used before," board member Emily Omohundro said.

Last time around, many community members and staff participated in focus groups.

"This looks different in the sense that we are going to be soliciting feedback from every single person that works for the school district and also other stakeholders, students and community members," Omohundro said.

The EGL team will conduct interviews with all employees of the school district in-person. Other groups, like community and civic organizations, will be involved as well.

Conversations will focus on strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and dreams, according to meeting documents.

"I think it was advised by the way that we went about seeking feedback from our superintendent search as well and trying to make sure that we're really hearing people's voices and volunteering in an environment that felt like we're really seeking feedback instead of, necessarily, just branding."

This more in-depth process comes from feedback received during the district's recent search for a new superintendent.

"I think it will feel very different to staff members for this process to go forward, but hopefully not intimidating in any way," Omohundro said.

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The EGL team will present themes and priorities to the board and work with the district to develop objectives and goals to help formalized a long range plan.

This includes frequent communication between EGL and the district and a year of follow-up.

According to meeting documents, this will cost $9,750.

In other business, Board President Andy Bonderer presented drawings and plans for parking lots at Bush and McIntire elementary schools, secure entrances and nurse stations and the Fulton High School gymnasium.

"These are kind of kind of schematic designs that they're doing now, but that's kind of the intent after we've met with the the administrators and staff — that's kind of the direction that we're going," Bonderer said. "The next key point will is putting dollar price tags on that."

The board voted unanimously to approve a construction manager at risk contract with Nabholz Construction.

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