At the Jan. 28 board meeting, Board President Cheryl Hansen reported out some of the performance targets for Superintendent Steven Lawrence, which were discussed during his Jan. 18 closed session performance evaluation.
Since many people on this blog have expressed an interest in seeing those performance targets in writing, Hansen sent them to me in an e-mail today.
Here is what she wrote:
“On January 18, 2013, here is what the Board determined were some of the priority areas for the remainder of this school year based on the Superintendent’s performance targets, all of which he is still responsible for accomplishing:
1. High Quality and Effective Staff – Target 3: Climate Survey
· General Counsel completes and reports out his evaluation of any legal implications of conducting a climate survey (February 25 meeting).
· Create and actually conduct a district and school climate survey this school year, piloting it with at least one elementary, one middle, and one high school.
2. Supportive Family and Community Involvement – Target 2: External Communications
· Improve and update district and school web sites to be informative and current. Archive information and documents prior to August 2011.
· Create a Superintendent’s page with current messages and links to up-to-date communications, events, and reports.
3. High Schools – Target 4: Other Critical Measures (High School Rigor)
· Complete an assessment and present a recommendation regarding increasing graduation requirements and credits.
· Increase high school students’ completion of A-G requirements so graduates have more post-secondary opportunities.
4. All K-12 Students – Target 1A and 1B: English Proficiency
· Implement and monitor the English Learner Master Plan.
5. Middle Schools (and High Schools) – Target 1: API and Target 2: Mathematics
· Create more effective math pathways and successful course completion, particularly at the middle and high school levels.
· Evaluate and improve effectiveness of programs and intervention at Year 5 Program Improvement schools.”
Do you agree that these performance goals should be priorities for Superintendent Steven Lawrence?