The Aiken County School District is inviting parents and community residents in Wagener and Salley to participate in an input meeting in conjunction with the District's strategic plan.

The meeting will take place on Thursday at 6 p.m. at Wagener-Salley High School.

“This is the first of several meetings by geographic area,” said Jeannie Glover, the District's federal funds director. “We set goals for ourselves for student achievement, teacher quality and improving school climate.”

While the District is doing a lot of great initiatives, there are definitely other areas where the District can improve, Glover said.

“We want to communicate more with our parents,” she said. “We would like to know what kind of programs they want to see for them as parents. We'll talk about the discipline code, and we've had bullying workshops – opportunities for parents that are worthwhile and meaningful.”

Janice Kitchings, an elementary school-based academic officer for the District, has sent the meeting information to high school parents in that area and to those at Busbee-Corbett Elementary-Middle School. The meeting is public, and anyone is invited to attend.

The strategic plan has an April 30 deadline.

The next input session will be held at the Ridge Spring-Monetta Elementary/Middle School media center on March 6.

A district-wide meeting will be held at an Aiken County Board of Education meeting in March on a date to be announced.

For more information, email Kitchings at