Saturday, August 13, 2011

District & Board of Education Goals

  
District Goals for 2011-12:

1. Improve student achievement and district performance in all areas.

2. Ensure high quality instruction and leadership throughout the Greece Central School District.

3. Ensure economical and effective business and support operations with an emphasis on quality, service, and efficient use of limited resources.

4. Ensure a positive, safe, and secure work and school environment with a focus on prevention and effective intervention.

Board of Education Goals 2011-12

1. Establish a strong governance team with the Superintendent, Cabinet, and District.

2. Take steps to understand the issues and options related to:
  • Streamlining school and transportation operations to reduce costs.
  • Impact of closing a school building(s) by consolidating students/grade levels or programs.
  •  Study methods to align schools of choice with district demographics.

3. Initiate and support the development of a 5 year strategic plan to become high achieving and fiscally stable and cost effective.

4. Build effective and transparent communication strategies to establish common support for goals and strategic initiatives.

5. Improve communication and long-range planning.
  

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Board goal???
"4. Build effective and transparent communication strategies to establish common support for goals and strategic initiatives."

Translated..Act like they are open and "transparent" to pass budgets and bond and capital votes?

Are we the "common" people? I wonder what the "simple folk do?" Is that what Julia sings to Babs? Might be an interesting duet for that club at odyssey to stage. We always did wonder about Arthur. Maybe 2 girls can do it better at our own camelot.
They think if they seem open we will accept whatever they dish out. So far that has worked for them very well. Budgets pass and budgets fail, but the spending is always increasing and increasing.
Just more taxes for us simple and "common" folk to pay.

SCATS said...

To 5:14PM ~~ False pretenses are status quo in Greece Central, even under Oberg. GCSD is back to putting out some VERY misleading PR, same ole, same ole.

Anonymous said...

Oh goodie. Now we have something else to bitch about!

Or maybe this is one way to hold their feet to the fire.

jasper said...

Goals written such as this are only half done as they contain no metrics. If a special educator wrote an IEP goal like that, it would be meaningless (so and so will improve reading skills).....by how much???

This is a good start but the measurables must be added. For example: student achievement on the 4th grade NYS math assessment will increase an average of 10% district wide ( each school should then set measurables that make sense given their current performance).

The ways these are written is like a 500 pound person saying that in the next three months their goal is to lose weight. At the end of 3 months maybe they lost .03 pounds. Did they "meet" their goal? Sure they did but does it really matter in the big picture?

SCATS said...

To 10:42AM ~~ BINGO!!

The Greece Central School District opts for that fuzzy feel-good goal over metrics every time. In other words, don't try to nail Jello to a tree, it can't be done!

Anonymous said...

These are not goals, they read like a feel-good wish list. Goals need to be measurable and quantifiable with due dates. "Improve average grades in Math and English by XX% by June, 2012." "Raise 5 year graduation rate to XX% by June of 2013".
Goals need to be exact so everyone knows if hey have been met or not.

Anonymous said...

8;28 you are absolutly right about the goals.
If these goals? were in place a year ago and with the recent test scores produced these goals? the action plan to comply with the goals? would be what?

The goals? produced by the new superintendent for the district are very disappointing. They are so generic they could have come out of a superintendents hand book.

Anonymous said...

If I remember correctly, Super Babs said now that the district has the most recent test scores available, quantifiable metrics for achievement would be released at the next board meeting.

Anonymous said...

I would like to see a BOE goal to eliminate the parent supplied paper products, hand soap and cleaning products as well as community classroom supplies. Really 15 dollars a child in k-2 PLUS a small supply list. Do the schools provide any writing tools, crayons, glue, paper...

and don't even get me started on the specific items requested in high grades...it is beyond insane.