As a Board, we have several processes we go through to help us guide the district now and in the future. In addition to board policy, which governs the district, we have a 10 year facility plan that sets forth our long-term goals for the buildings in our district. This plan is updated on a regular basis to adjust for items such as enrollment patterns, new housing developments, etc. After several years of significant action in regards to our facilities, we are currently focusing on developing plans for future projects. Soon you will be hearing more details about these projects.
In addition to our facility plan, on an annual basis, the Board of Education sets goals for the administration to implement. Some of these goals can be put into action almost immediately, while others take several years to fully study and decide on a proper course of action. Here are some examples of items the Board of Education has asked the administration to implement or study for the 2010-11 school year:
Secondary Schools: *Work with counselors to enhance preparation services for post-graduation *Re-focus Professional Learning Communities on data analysis and instruction *Evaluate current programs and purge what is no longer effective or needed *Investigate ways to use social networking for educational purposes *Explore ways to provide "real life" experiences for students *Improve differentiated instruction at all levels *Expand virtual learning opportunities
Elementary Schools: *Begin preparations for Spanish instruction *Begin preparations to eliminate computer release time *Improve differentiated instruction at all levels *Explore concept of student led Parent/Teacher conference
*Provide security cameras and locks where needed *Utilize more vendors in bid process *Continue promoting 10-year facility plan *Continue to use an effective tool to evaluate the curriculum that is being used *Monitor use of movies/reward trips *Promote opportunities for community/parent involvement *Work on tenure changes at state level *Investigate ways to evaluate teacher work day/year to provide more instructional time during day/year *Update and promote Board of Education polices *Hire data coordinator/consultant *Set high expectations for students and staff
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