2023 School Board Goals
Each School Board member will attend at least 90 percent of the District’s School Board and Work Sessions throughout the year. Progress on said goal will be evaluated in December and June.
School Board members will act in accordance with agreed upon norms and parameters, which are aligned with recommendations from the Minnesota School Boards Association and available on the District’s website. Examples include, but are not limited to continuing to focus their time on Board work rather than staff work, participating in ongoing training, following their established policies, and setting an example of respectful and civil leadership. Progress on said goal will be evaluated a minimum of three times throughout the year (December, March, June).
In addition to attending School Board meetings and Work Sessions, each School Board member will participate in at least three school / district-related events throughout the 2022-2023 School Year. School Board members will share the information learned at a regular Business Meeting. Progress on said goal will be evaluated in December and June.
Core Values Advocacy
The Board will focus on community-wide concerns and values that best support student achievement rather than being overly influenced by special interests. Examples may include, but not be limited to revising policy to prioritize school district constituents during public comment time, working collaboratively with each other and the Superintendent to determine priorities, and to be actively engaged with local and state policymakers.
Values & Ethics of Leadership
The Board will take full responsibility for its activity and behavior; spend its time on board work rather than staff work; provide for orientation and ongoing training for all board members; follow its established policies, including the chain-of-command, by directing people with concerns to the appropriate staff; set an example of respectful and civil leadership. Success will be demonstrated through such things as engagement at Board meetings, ongoing work with the Superintendent, and through various communications with stakeholders.
Demonstrates knowledge of cultivating positive relationships between and with the Superintendent and School Board members; and demonstrates an understanding of the importance of communication leadership between school district and its community. Examples will include, but not be limited to communicating ideas, questions and concerns directly to the Board Chair and Superintendent, participating in work sessions, attending trainings and committee meetings (i.e., MSBA, NSBA, etc.), and providing regular committee updates to the Board and public.