Proposal for Ongoing Engagement on Goals

For many years, the school board has engaged in an annual process of establishing goals and direction for the school district; typically, focusing much of that work around a day-long summer retreat.   There are challenges with the process in terms of being able to deeply engage in each goal area; both in the formulation of the goal and in holding the superintendent accountable for work toward achieving these goals.  

A proposal to the board would be that the goals be addressed throughtout the year, on a cycle basis.

 

An example of a schedule would be:

Goal
Action Plan/Activities
Interim Report/Update
1: High Quality Teaching and Learining 
March
September
2: Safe and Healthy School Environments 
April
October
3: Fiscal Management
July
January
4: Effective Partnerships
May
November
5: Community Outreach and Involvement
June
December
6: Effective Governance
August
February

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Action Plan/Activities Months would be dealing with the question: "What would the board like to have happen, in tangable terms."  It may involve refining the goal as well as giving clear, measurable outcome expectations to the superintendent.

The Interim Report/Update Months would be focused on the Superintendent giving status reports and metrics on each goal area and asking the question "Are we hitting the targets desired by the school board?"