Each year, the administration works with the Board of Education to develop District Initiatives and set organizational goals for the coming school year.
“Even though state and federal mandates impact our work as administrators, our district will continue to strive beyond these minimum requirements to improve our schools, according to identified needs,” said Superintendent Dr. Mike Riggle.
The plan discussed with the Board includes numerous tasks designed to accomplish a total of 10 high-level goals. The goals are divided into targeted categories that include curriculum and instruction, human resources, business, public relations and communications, and technology. These specific goals include:
- Raise the level of student engagement
- Improve student wellness
- Reduce overall energy consumption
- Reduce paper use, print volume and mailings
- Reduce ongoing district expenditures
- Evaluate administrators as required by the Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) and Senate Bill 7
- Evaluate teachers according to the requirements of the Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) and Senate Bill 7
- Increase awareness of the district
- Improve internal communications
- Ensure the successful operation of technology systems during disaster and crisis situations
The Board first reviewed the District Initiatives at the meeting on August 13 and suggestedrevisions for the administration to consider prior to their approval on August 27.