Helping Kids Succeed-AZ Style will gather stakeholder input


Maricopa has been selected to host the initial Pinal County Helping Kids Succeed–AZ Style event.

The meeting will be held at the MUSD District Office building at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

Governing board and school staff members from Maricopa, as well as Pinal County, will be in attendance. The general public, parents and community members, are encouraged to attend. However, they will be participants, not just observers.

Derek Peterson has been commissioned by the Arizona School Boards Association (ASBA)
to conduct 24 such meetings in Arizona, taking the observations and ideas from local stakeholders and compiling them into a book titled “Helping Kids Succeed–AZ Style.”

Peterson began his work in Alaska with their state school board association and wrote a similar book for that state.

According to the Search Institute, “Arizonans have long understood that our schools must work closely with families, youth serving organizations, community organizations and faith communities to protect and prepare every child and youth for tomorrow’s world. And, in times of financial hardships, we must intentionally engage all community sectors in building webs of support for every child and teen.”

Event agenda:
Introduction to the event.
Presenting “What Kids Need to Succeed”
Explaining the process
Identifying “What Arizona Kids Need to Succeed”
Review of Helping Kids Succeed–Arizona Style
Collecting ideas for the book
Evaluation of event

“My hope, because I know the value and importance of this process for helping kids, that all of you and more can attend this meeting,” said MUSD Superintendent Jeff Kleck. My goal is 200 attendees. Please plan on attending because you are an important part of Helping Kids Succeed–AZ Style.”

If you go:
Help Kids Succeed–AZ Style meeting
When: Tuesday, April 26, 6-8 p.m.
Where: MUSD District Office, 44150 W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Hwy.

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