Board Goals - 2017-2018
To increase community engagement and energize the district’s sense of pride by:
•Strengthening community relations by continuing to build relationships with parents, PTA/PTO, staff and students of Baldwin-Whitehall that enables us to work as a team towards the education of the students.
•Creating an environment of trust between the Board and community through effective communication, transparency and mutual respect.
•Developing a year-to-year public relations/marketing plan that demonstrates ways to improve communication between the Board and community.
To strive for excellence in education by:
•Providing state of the art instruction, which meets the needs of each and every student’s unique learning profile by expanding innovation, collaboration, and problem solving in every classroom to ensure college and career readiness and success in life after graduation.
•Continue to implement the 4-year comprehensive plan for technology to include a solid road map with defined milestones that leads to 1:1 technology for students and improves learning.
•Continuing to provide a safe and nurturing environment to our students in order to increase overall academic achievement.
•Maintaining fiscal accountability through responsible budgetary decisions and continuous monitoring of expenditures and revenues; ensuring that all financial decisions have the least amount of impact on education.
•Continue to explore other sources of income such as the technology fund to relieve the burden on the taxpayer by reaching out to alumni and community groups and using the advancement/grant company to help secure additional funding and grants.
•Develop ways to make improvements to learning space design to better meet the needs of today’s learners.
•Work with the administration to develop a curriculum process where by all curriculum areas are addressed each year and a system is put in place to track and evaluate changes.
A World of Opportunities
To work with the Superintendent to lead the district toward the vision by:
•Developing skills in teamwork, problem solving and decision-making.
•Establishing and following local policies, procedures and ethical standards governing the conduct and operations of the Board.
•Continue to review district policies and work with the solicitor to ensure all policies are clear and meet the needs of the district.
•Understanding and adhering to laws and local policies regarding the Board’s responsibility to set policy and the superintendent’s responsibility to manage the school district and to direct employees in district and campus matters.
•Recognizing the leadership role of the Board president and adhering to law and local policies regarding the duties and responsibilities of the Board president and members of the Board.
•Adhering to established policies and procedures for receiving and addressing ideas and concerns from students, employees and the community.
•Making decisions as a collective Board at official public meetings and recognize that individual members have no authority to take individual action on policy or district administration.
•Supporting decisions of the majority after honoring the right of individual members to express opposing viewpoints and vote their convictions.