The school board must lead in this area. Like our neighboring districts, we must create a district-wide plan of goals and track performance. The SVSD does not do this; we have not established district-wide goals or measurements of success. I encourage you to ask for it, and please keep in mind that a mission statement is not a plan. We desperately need to establish goals and assess performance to monitor how well we are educating students and preparing them for today’s world. We can’t just celebrate when, for example, our SAT scores are above the state average. An example of a real measurement of success is to determine whether a higher percentage of students are taking the SAT or whether scores improved over the last 5 years. And, by the way the answer to that is NO. I believe that the school board must be the leadership that drives this process. This is not unusual, this is actually the most important job the school board should be doing. Check out my new page on this website at “District Report Card” for more information.
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Everyday - Going door to door throughout the valley. Would you like to join me or cover a section? It's great exercise and fantastic conversation.
Thursday, November 3, 6:00pm Work Session; 7:30pm - School Board Meeting, District Office
Tuesday, November 8 - Election Day activities
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