Ascent to Excellence
Board of Education Operational Goals 2016-2017
These goals reflect the Board's priorities for its own operation. Goals for the District and the Bethany Community School are reflected in the District Goals, the Superintendent's Goals and the Bethany 2020 long-term Strategic Plan.
The Board will maintain a focus on student learning and ensure a broad education for all of our children, with continual improvement.
- Monitor student achievement through the examination of multiple sources of data regularly throughout the school year.
- Engage in regular dialogue with administration about both areas of strength and opportunities for improvement.
- Continually strive to support a well-rounded education for all students that takes into account their individual strengths, interests, and needs.
- Continually support the social, emotional, and physical needs of our students, both because these are important goals in and of themselves and because social, emotional, and physical health is essential for optimal learning.
The Board will continue and augment efforts in communication and outreach to staff, parents, students, and the broader community.
- Schedule and conduct Board of Education Open Forums two times a year.
- Encourage public attendance and participation, including by teachers and staff, at Board meetings.
- Communicate important issues to the school community, through letters and other mechanisms as appropriate, throughout the school year.
- Ensure presence of Board members at major school events, to maintain the visibility and availability of Board members.
The Board will seek to enhance its efficacy and efficiency through professional development.
- Institute a structured orientation for new members to familiarize them with their roles and responsbilities as Board members.
- Continually seek out opportunities for professional development to enhance understanding and ability to function as effective Board members.