This Board began a goal-setting process last June at the Capon Springs retreat with a series of discussions led by staff and an outside consultant. Notes from those discussions were assembled by staff and sparked another night of discussions in October, again led by staff and the consultant. Conclusions from those sessions were compiled by staff, which developed a number of metrics under each heading and presented by staff in January.
The School Board is scheduled to meet again to discuss its goals on April 1st, again with staff present.
The Loudoun County School Board has not taken a leading role in this process and has not followed the MGT recommendations for SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realsitic, Timely). The final result is a document that makes our Board no more focused than before, no better able to evaluate the Superintendent’s performance or steer the direction of LCPS.
Just as the Board, of its own initiative, adopted a set of budget priorities for FY10, so our Board should be able to adopt clear and concise goals for the corresponding school year... without needed consultants or staff to lead the discussion, assemble notes or make presentations.