Community involvement is vital to the strategic planning process. To ensure robust participation from the entire community, the district provided multiple opportunities for all stakeholders to provide their input on the development of the strategic plan.
In March and April of 2018, multiple "core planning" meetings were held with the purpose of helping the district to collect data, thoughts and ideas on how to improve and advance Erie's Public Schools in the coming years. These core planning meetings were open to more than 100 participants. Additionally, five public meetings were held at school and community locations to engage all stakeholders in the planning process.