Matt Campbell, Superintendent
Talks about the CCBDD Strategic Plan 2009-2013
Everyone is aware of the difficult economic times we are facing. Many people
may see these times as doom and gloom. Others may view these times as opportunities.
Due to the overwhelming support from the Carroll County community for developmental disabilities services, I remain optimistic. The Board is blessed with
having so many dedicated and talented staff.
The Strategic Plan is available below or by
calling 330-627-6555 to request a copy. The Strategic Plan for 2009 to 2013
was developed with the goal to improve services for individuals with developmental
disabilities. Some would say it is difficult to improve services with expenses
increasing and revenue decreasing. That is why this plan is so important.
The Board can no longer maintain the status quo. We must look at ways to be
more effective and efficient with scarce resources.
The Strategic Plan was developed with input from staff, individuals with
disabilities, parents, guardians, community members, and other stakeholders.
The financial forecast shows a decline in Board reserves over the 5
year process. This decline in reserves is expected over the life of our
main 10 year operating levy. It is also important that the 3 year 1 mill
school operating levy passes November 3rd, 2009 to ensure school services
remain at Carroll Hills. The Board is committed to being very careful
to ensure there is enough money to maintain services until the passage of the
The transportation department has been a focus due to increased fuel bills,
increased repair bills, the need to replace buses and vans, and the increase
demand for routes for students and adults. The other concern is the perception
and fairness of adults with disabilities riding yellow school buses without air
conditioning to work. I recently made a decision to contract with Carroll
County Transit to provide transportation for one route for our adults
from home to work. This was a cost savings to the Board of around $4,000 per year.
My plan is to continue giving adult routes to Carroll County Transit.
The Board will continue to provide van aides for each route. The Board
also provides training to Carroll County Transit drivers and ensures Transit
follows all rules associated with developmental disabilities. The goal is to
reduce the Board routes from 6 buses and 2 vans to only 5 buses. The Board
employs 5 full time bus drivers.
There are so many things happening this year that are changing
the developmental disabilities world. Please be aware that the Board
has purchased Quality Support Services from Mid East Ohio Regional Conference.
Phone surveys will be conducted on September 28, 29, and 30th about the
satisfaction of Board services. This is your community and we need your input.
We need to know from the voters of Carroll County what services you expect
for individuals with developmental disabilities. Thank you again for your