September 22, 2017
Dear Parents, Guardians, Grandparents, and Interested Citizens:
It is a pleasure working with this School Board. We have collectively resolved a number of issues to ensure the District continues to move forward in meeting the needs of staff and students. In addition to the work the School Board accomplished at its bi-monthly meetings and numerous subcommittee meetings, they have established some specific goals for the 2017 – 2018. I applaud their efforts not only to establish goals, but also to include measureable evidence to hold themselves accountable as they evaluate their performance at the end of the year. I would like to share them with you in this Newsletter.
Goal I: To review and update the School Board Policy Manual.
The success of this goal will be measured by two criteria.
First, the School Board will adopt, amend, or rescind a minimum of 40 policies by June 30:
Second, individual Board members will (read) review a minimum of 200 policies by June 30. The Policy Committee will provide a list of policies to be reviewed.
Board members will provide an update to the School Board Chair the second Board meeting of each month.
In July, the Board will evaluate the success of this goal.
Goal II: Define a School Board Mission and Vision Statement and implement them through School Board actions.
The success of this goal will be measured by the posting of the School Board’s Vision and Mission Statement by the second meeting in January.
At the second meeting in July, the Board will evaluate the implementation of these statements by providing a minimum of 10 examples of Board actions that were consistent with them.
Goal III: Strengthen a Culture of “togetherness” through collaboration, appreciation and recognition.
Evidence of meeting this goal will be demonstrated by, but not limited to:
Recognizing staff/students for their accomplishments at School Board meetings;
Inviting staff to share their successes at Board meetings, engage/participate in school activities/event
Work collaboratively with staff on various committees;
Utilize the District website to promote inform the public of the successes happening in the school and accomplishments of the School Board.
The success of this goal will be measured by demonstrating a minimum of 8 recognition/presentations and School Board meetings; Providing 6 examples of results achieved through collaborations at committee meetings, Publishing a minimum of 8 postings on the district website highlighting the accomplishments of students/staff and/or successful programs; and, attendance of each School Board member at a minimum of 4 school related activities by June 30th.
The Board will evaluate the attainment of this goal in July 2018.
Goal IV. Review Job Descriptions for the Superintendent, Business Manager, Principal, Vice Principal, Curriculum Coordinator and Technology Director.
Goal V: Establish 4 new goals for the 2018 – 2019 School Year by the second meeting in August.
These are laudable goals, especially in light of the fact that they achieve many “informal” goals in their work. I continue to be impressed at how efficient the meetings operate. It’s just a good feeling when you see things getting accomplished. There are setting a standard of excellence.
Hope you all enjoy the weekend! In addition, have fun at the Pickle Festival on Saturday!!!!
Alan D. Genovese, Ed. D.