With one five-year plan drawing to a close and another in the planning, school trustees will draft a list of topics Saturday they'd like to see school officials tackle in the coming years.
Trustees meet from 9 a.m. to 3 pm. in the Kamloops-Thompson School District board office for a workshop organized by board chair Denise Harper.
Harper said Friday the current board has sat for a year and it's time trustees came together and talked ideas.
"This will be a good opportunity. Everyone has had a year under their belts," she said.
The board met last year following the November civic election, but that gathering was more of a chance for everyone to get to know each other, said Harper.
A number of topics are expected to come up, but trustees contacted by The Daily News on Friday believe the school district's next five-year plan will be a hot topic.
School district Supt. Terry Sullivan created the current plan as a navigational tool to lead Kamloops-Thompson into the future. The document comes to an end at the conclusion of the school year, so it's time to look to the next five years.
Trustees believe the new plan needs to address problems with numeracy and secondary school enrolment. Gerald Watson said students continue to perform poorly in math and changing that needs to be a priority.
He sat on a committee that came up with a number of possible solutions. Watson said many still need to be pursued and incorporating them in the plan is a good place to start.
Board vice chair Kathleen Karpuk said the district faces several years of low high school enrolment. If something isn't done, programs could be at risk.
"Our elementary (school) numbers are good but our secondary numbers are a concern," she said.