In the fall of 2011, the EACS Board of School Trustees
commissioned an environmental audit to be completed as a way to "look
to the future" to determine the direction of the district over the next
ten years. This follows the implementation of the initial stages of the
EACS Redesign following years of paralysis over consolidation. It comes
on the heels of the closure of five schools across the district,
preparation for several facility projects and numerous legislative
mandates directed at public education.
is a link to the result of the audit, completed by Dr. Daryl Yost, with
the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center. In Dr. Yost's words, "This
report is not based on research, statistical data or a scientific
survey, but the feelings and thoughts of people closely related to the
to Dr. Yost, he met with 909 people over a seven month period of time
in a district of more than 9500 students and a community of nearly
24,000 households. Most of the people who took part in this survey were
employees, but there were several parents and community members
represented as well. Among the perceptions listed in the report are
comments he may have heard as he completed his task.
hopes to use this data in its strive toward continuous improvement.
Continuous improvement uses data NOT for punitive action, but for growth
and success. We look forward to addressing these challenges for OUR
continuous improvement as a staff, Board and District.
EACS Perceptions and Recommendations Report