Special Meeting - May 11, 2013

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 12:09pm


School District of South Orange and Maplewood
Columbia High School
17 Parker Avenue – Library, Maplewood
Board of Education Retreat
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Key Goals:
A.     Board Development: 
·        Deepen knowledge and application of the Educational Leadership System™ (ELS) authored by Dennis Cheesebrow of TeamWorks International and previously reviewed by School Board in 2008 and 2012 in order to improve productive governance, internal Board and Board/Supt relations, and constructive approaches for addressing differing opinions
·        Reflect on the areas of strength and opportunities for growth suggested by the Board of Education’s 2012-2013 self-evaluation results
B.     Vision Statement: 
·        Explore how to drive the vision using the partnership linkage for excellence in management through VisionCards, an approach to performance management and reporting
·        Develop the District Vision and Mission Statements that will drive continuous improvement in 2013-14 and beyond
C.     Strategic Priorities: 
·        Develop the context for setting the district goals for 2013-14 and 2014-15 through an open governance and management conversation regarding the intersection of learning, poverty and race; the current conditions; the key influencers; options for improvement of learning; and the key roles and issues for the Board of Education and District Administration
7:45       Breakfast and Mingling
8:00       Policy Governance
9:45       Break
10:00     Vision Statement
12:00     Lunch
12:45     Strategic Priorities
·        Discussion of readings related to the achievement gap
·        Brief overview of initiatives under way to raise achievement for all students and next steps
·        Setting of strategic priorities in light of constrained fiscal environment to inform district goals
3:00       Adjourn
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