Approximately 140 people, representing a broad cross section of the Auburn community, will participate in a “Word Café” on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Auburn Middle School. The event will involve students, parents, school administrators and teachers, community leaders and members of the greater Auburn community in structured conversations around the current and future education for students in the Auburn Public Schools. This Café will run from approximately 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., with the participants working in small groups to discuss their hopes and dreams for the future of education for the children of Auburn.

The event will begin at 8:00 a.m. with “coffee and…” and Auburn Food Services will provide a light luncheon as well. Members of the Auburn Public Schools’ administrative team will lead the discussion using a process known as “World Café,” the goal of which is to review our current strategic plan and create a shared vision for the future that can be implemented during the next three to six years. Many communities have made major, positive changes in their schools using a similar visioning process.

Dr. Brunelle noted, “The Auburn Public School District is immensely grateful for the support it receives from the community and we look forward to continuing to collaborate with you – our partners in education – as we create the roadmap for the next several years, educational excellence being our goal.”