The purpose of this forum is to invite input and discussion from Gloucester citizens, educators, business and community leaders, parents, and students about steps we can take on a local level to promote community-wide commitment to facility improvement recommendations from the Gloucester High School Master Plan Study.

Having heard from higher education, industry, businesses, and military that contemporary high school graduates need skills and attributes such as critical and creative thinking, communication, collaboration, and citizenship to be successful in life, the Virginia Board of Education is redesigning expectations for high schools and developing a more contemporary “Profile of a Virginia Graduate.” The new Virginia Graduate Profile describes the knowledge, skills, experiences, and attributes that students must attain to be successful in college, the work force, and to be “life ready” in an economy and a world characterized by rapid change.

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Zac Stein 6 months ago

I agree with a lot of what you are saying about the direction of education in America but if I may I would like to address what you are saying about the schools lack of general maintenance. I agree there should have been plans in place for the funding of such expenses as the roof and the Hvac but the reality is there wasn't and now there are issues so the could of and should haves are a mute point in my opinion and the fact is those issues need to be fixed. I also agree with you about the lack of behavioral expectations in today's society and it saddens me as well, however I think that shoving those facts down people's throats creates more anger, frustration and difficulties on both sides and it's more important to set an example than to try and dictate and by being able that example we can point others in the right direction. Probably not something you want to hear or agree with but I just feel thier are better ways than getting angry. Also yeah, the way this county puts the word out and schedules things is rather inconvenient and I think most of it stems from they don't want it to interfere with the time they set aside for themselves or their families. The selfish attitudes get in the way a lot of what works best for everyone.