IMPORTANT THOUGHTS FROM

Chisago County Life Work Center



Our Community Appreciates

The growth of the LWC and having other districts participating

Great that older students have opportunity to still attend school and learn daily living skills.

It wonderful to see the added support and opportunities for student who

need extended programming to provide them with support systems to be independent.

The willingness for all staff members to assist when needed

No matter who is the person I approach, it is nice to have that person attempt to assist me. If the first person is unable to help me after trying then it is nice to know there are other people available to assist if necessary.

I appreciate the updated media centers. I also appreciate the Wi-Fi on

buses, GPS on buses, chrome book initiative, and added staff at the elementary level.

The welcoming yet directness I feel when I work with a staff member

It is nice to know people care and are qualified. It is also nice to have direct conversations with all staff members. It makes the culture feel genuine and healthy.

Some Concerns Are

How are all the students settling in to this new program?

This is a mixed group with really different needs - are the structures and supports in place to ensure the success of all?

Special education

We have gotten hooked into a support system that focuses more on gen ed support than sped support. NB has only a .5 Sped manager. Excessive layers of management and delayed response to needs interferes with smooth, rapid and professional delivery of sped services.

Cost and choices of lunches that are available

Our children are constantly complaining about the food choices.

Paperwork

Knowing what paperwork is necessary for our students from the other districts prior to the week before school begins. This was an energy sucking task for staff to get completed.

The program didn't include all team members necessary

The LWC is a great program for students. Health services should have been involved when planning to move over medically fragile students prior to students starting school. To ensure building is set up to meet students needs, and provide education/training to staff.

Additional Thoughts Shared

The possibility of having longer lunches

I feel that 25 minutes for lunches is to short time for kids to eat. By the time they get their lunches some kids have only 10 minutes to eat. That is too short of time to be able to eat your lunch.

Data collection

I find it unfortunate the School Board members and Supt of our district feel the best way to solicit feedback and get a pulse on the opinions of their employees is by turning the task over to an outside/out of country agency. Trust and favoritism issues get in the way so good business practices.

We have a good school board who makes the right decision for our students

and staff.

We are making excellent progress on limited resources

THOUGHTEXCHANGE

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District

Participation



801

Participants

1,599

Thoughts

46,517

Stars

Chisago County Life Work Center

Participation



12

Participants

33

Thoughts

274

Stars

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District

Chisago County Life Work Center

Staff Member22110
Parent/Guardian5602
Student10
Community Member170
Other20
Total 801 12

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