Governance Goals for SY 2017-18

  • MSBA recognition group

    Goal:  The Board consistently monitors District performance to ensure focus on student achievement.

    CSIP Alignment:  Academic Achievement for All Students

    Objective:  Decrease the number of questions designated as a weakness or “Don’t Know” by more than one Board Director in the section “Board Monitors District Performance” from 62.5% to 25% when the Board Self Evaluation is administered again in February/March 2018.

    Action Steps: 

    1. All Board action items requiring data review are discussed first in work session.
    2. Reviews of APR data and benchmarks are scheduled quarterly.
    3. The Board will hold administration accountable for creating an updated comprehensive plan.
    4. The Board will hold administration accountable for assessing the culture and climate yearly.
    5. The quarterly APR reviews, presentation of Comprehensive Plan, and Culture and Climate study will be set on the agenda through the perpetual calendar.

    Goal:  The Board consistently takes full responsibility for Board activity and behavior.  Board deliberations and actions are limited to Board work, not staff work. 

    Objective:  Decrease the number of questions designated as a weakness or “Don’t Know” by more than one Board Director in the section “Board Takes Responsibility for Itself” from 31% to 10% when the Board Self Evaluation is administered again in February/March 2018.

    Action Steps: 

    1. Have an accurate copy of Board policies available at all meetings.
    2. Individuals take personal responsibility to be familiar with policy.
    3. The Policy committee reconvenes and set yearly goals.
    4. Periodically schedule team building activities to address trust issues.
    5. Board Directors take personal responsibility with each other to dialogue about any issues they have with each other.

    Goal:  The Board delegates authority to the superintendent to manage the District and provide leadership for the staff. 

    Objective:  Increase the number of questions designated as a strength (7 to 6 Board Directors answer in the affirmative) from 25% of the questions to 60% of the questions when the Board Self Evaluation is administered again in February/March 2018.

    Action Steps: 

    1. Professional Development on governance versus management.
    2. Do a book study on quality school board governance.
    3. Find or create quick “cheat sheets” on “Chain of Command” and “Board Roles”.
    4. Schedule work session on hiring and evaluation process.
    5. Have a yearly report summarizing employee evaluations.