2/18/17 – Columbus Schools continued their “Launching a New Legacy” effort this week by detailing six top priorities for the students, staff and community. Administrators, district school board and design team members have published the priority list anticipating active community development. The first priority is to create a community campus by building needed facilities and amenities. Number two is to expand hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) opportunities for all students. Third is to address students’ social needs – including poverty, mental health – with community collaboration. Priority four is to offer a wide variety of course offerings and co-curricular activities. Number five is to develop and expand community partnerships. The sixth and final priority is to implement and sustain up-to-date technology within the schools. More information on the Columbus “Launching A New Legacy” initiatives can be found at the district office or on line at the districts’ web site.