2016-17 BOE Annual Goals

  • Superintendent Scott Thompson, Ed.D., presented the Board with a draft of the 2016-17 Annual Board Goals for its consideration at the August 17, 2016, Board meeting. The proposed Annual Board Goals were available for the public to review and provide feedback prior to the Board's next regular meeting. On September 14, the Board voted to approve the goals. They are as follows: 

    • Reduce Student Achievement Gaps: Examine achievement of all groups of students and create plans to reduce/eliminate gaps between different groups of students.

    • Learning & Organizational Development: Enhance D15 schools as places creating successful young people who are knowledgeable, emotionally and physically healthy, motivated, civically inspired, engaged in the arts, prepared for work and economic self-sufficiency, and ready for the world.

    • Enhance Nutritional Offerings: Evaluate current Nutritional Services offerings to students and identify areas of enhancing those offerings, including improving nutrition and providing culturally responsive food.

    • Communications: Create Superintendent’s Community Relations Committee in order to increase strategic communication initiatives (including enhancing/revamping D15 communications department) and driving high quality, frequent two-way communication with all stakeholders.

    • Resource Stewardship: Ensure the district remains fiscally responsible (while maintaining quality educational programs and facilities for our students) including seeking ways to reduce the burden on real estate tax payers whenever possible. 

    At the October 12, 2016, Board of Education meeting, Dr. Thompson reported that the Board’s Annual Goals that were adopted at the September meeting have been updated with the Cabinet’s addition of plans to ensure they are accomplished. Those plans include timelines, specific action items, and evaluation tools, and they assign responsibility for each component of the goals. He presented the completed plans to the Board for its evaluation:

    Annual Board Goals