Sunday, July 26, 2009

GCSD Wants Input On District Vision Statement

Residents' comments sought on draft vision statement
Two "Community Vision Forums" Planned

Olympia High School Library
1130 Maiden Lane
September 24 ~~ 6:30 p.m.

Pine Brook Elementary School Library
2300 English Road
October 1 ~~ 6:30 p.m

SCATS ~~ Is this a worthwhile endeavor or a waste of time & resources?

"Graduation is the goal"


Anonymous said...

Does it really matter-SCATS will rip it apart anyway!

Anonymous said...

They can dream up a ton of "Vision" statements but it won't work because we do not have the right leadership in place. We have a school board that is clueless and a super who has no nuts. (Sorry for the bluntness) It is going to take more than a catchy "Vision" statement to turn our educational system around.

Anonymous said...

And a new 'vision' statement will do what?
If I am understanding correctly if we have the right 'words' our problems are over.

Anonymous said...

To 6:24AM...Scats won't have to rip apart the "Vision" statement. The people in the community will do it for the district.

We don't need a "Vision" statement. What we do need is a Superintendent who has the guts to provide leadership and a school board who will get a clue.

Anonymous said...

I can remember when Greece had no "vision statement." It was back when MOST of the kids graduated in 4 years!!!!

SCATS said...

To 6:24AM ~~ Don't be such a "Negative Nellie!" :D

Anonymous said...

Successful organizations create visions statements to generate focused energy around core values. Only good things can come from this.

Anonymous said...

This is the school boards idea of doing "something".
One ex board member used to call it touchy/feely BS.

SCATS said...

To 10:22AM ~~ Proof that you are wrong is in the fact that GCSD spent lots of time and $$ in the 1990's doing this work. WHERE did it get us? About as far as Kodak, who did the same thing?

Anonymous said...

"generate focused energy around core values" ???
Is this mental Pilates? At least with pilates you get firm abdominal muscles.
This vision goals and mission statement exercise is only corporate haiku.
They are attempting to "brand" us so that we will be recognizable to the community. Like the energizer bunny, that voice on the district answering service said that "student learning is the goal". That was Steve the 1st's motto.

Wouldn't it be nice if we could have such a quality of student outcomes that just the name "Greece central" was enough to evoke a positive image. Until that time we will have to invent urban poetry to make up for the lack of substance.

SCATS said...

To 10:36AM ~~ I love the idea of Mental Pilates! Better yet, have everyone sit cross-legged on the floor, eyes shut, thumb touching middle finger on each hand ...
"Ohhhhhmmmm .... student learning IS the gooooal ... ohhhhmmmm ..."

Maybe we can "wish" it into happening :)

Captain Obvious said...

Exactly WHAT is wrong with the PRESENT vision statement? Can't student learning be attained and validated through standardized testing?

If present leadership can't attain it, then Replace Mr. Steve and Dr. Ann with people who CAN attain it. Don't forget that Ann was hired by Walts/Keller-Cogan and has found a way to "attain" a Doctorate. By now she, of all people, should be well familiar with both the vision and how to reach it.

Of course, it is certainly easier to reduce the rigor and reach the new goal by softening the vision statement.

Anonymous said...

Let's focus on results. Is their any question how that should be measured. Wake up!

Anonymous said...

"If present leadership can't attain it, then Replace Mr. Steve and Dr. Ann with people who CAN attain it."

Theres our problem!!!! Boily WANTS TO KEEP STEVE!!!!

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