Proposed 1999 Goals
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PH01255G1.GIF (7765 bytes)The key function of a school board is to work with the Superintendent to set realistic goals and to hold people accountable if the goals are not met. The Board will be meeting with Dr. Pellicone and key staff members during February, 1999 to set goals for BHUSD. Below is a discussion draft of our 1999 goals that represents a joint effort of Board Member Allison Okyle and yours truly.

This is merely a draft, and will surely change after we obtain the thoughts of Dr. Pellicone and our fellow Board members.

 

1999 ProposedGoals For BHUSD
A. Educational Goals.
Primary Also Applicable

Rank

Goal

Responsibility Accountable Commissions

1

Higher SAT scores (need to work out Supt. HS Principal None
details, but we think that 15 point increase
in 1999 is a fair goal).

2

Higher STAR 9 scores Supt. Elem. Principals None
BHUSD Rankings Compared to Other LA County Districts Across All Grade Levels
And Subject Areas Tested -- Standardized Testing & Reporting (STAR) Program for 1998
Grade           Reading      Math         Language        Spelling        Science          Social-Science

GRADE  2         5               2                 5                     5                 x                         x

GRADE  3         6              5                 6                     4                 x                         x

GRADE  4         5              5                 5                     7                 x                         x

GRADE  5         8              8                 7                     8                 x                         x

GRADE  6         7              9                 7                    12                x                         x

GRADE  7         7              5                 2                      5                x                         x

GRADE  8         7              5                 3                      7                x                         x

GRADE  9         6              5                 4                     x                10                        7

GRADE 10        6              4                 5                     x                  5                        4

GRADE 11        6              6                 5                                    9                        7

DATA SOURCE:  California State Department of Education.

NOTES:  "x" denotes not tested in indicated area.  Rankings are based on results for all students tested.

3

Improve study skills (need presentation Supt. Asst. Supt. Curric. None
from staff re current program, as well
as advantages/drawbacks of separate
study skills class in middle school --
also, why not do simple tape/series
for KBEV for parents?).

4

Be more proactive and efficient in Supt. HS Principal Community Relations
in marketing our graduates to colleges and (for referral bank analysis)
in preparing students and parents for
the admissions process (add KBEV
tape to existing program and consider
community "recommendation bank").

5

Be more effective in teaching honesty, Supt. Asst. Supt. Curric. Community Relations
integrity and consideration for others. All principals
Obtain analysis/suggestions from
Community Relations Commission
re this topic and re implementing an
honor code at BHHS.

6

Be more effective in integrating Supt. Asst. Supt. Curric. None
technology into the curriculum. All principals

7

Consider/analyze extending high school Supt. All Asst. Supts. Community Relations
day, either as a stand-alone H.S. Principal
change or as part of a schedule change
that reduces the need for high school
students to attend summer school to take
all of the courses that they want/need.

8

Consider ways to reward effort, not Supt. Asst. Supt. Curric. None
just achievement. All principals

9

Study re shop/home economics -- Supt. Asst. Supt. Curric. Community Relations?
still viable? Restructure or drop?

10

Update on AP program, with focus Supt. Asst. Supt. Curric.
on possible broadening. All principals

11

Improve Special Ed. & 504 programs Supt. Director, Special Ed. Community Relations.
with focus on communication, esp. Special Ed. Committee.
KBEV (circulate something extemporaneous??)

12

Consider adding Latin to middle school Supt. Asst. Supt. Curric. None
curriculum All principals

13

Consider adding 9th grade science Supt. Asst. Supt. Curric. None
All principals
Another Suggested Area.  Course requirements should be strengthened.  In particular, the percentage

of students that satisfy the UC a-f course requirement (rigorous college preparation courses)

at BHHS should be at least 90% of the graduating students.  We may also want to consider

tougher graduation requirements that more closely approach the difficulty level of the

UC a-f course requirements.

B. Construction Goals.
Primary Also Applicable

Rank

Goal

Responsibility Accountable Commissions

1

Establish greater accountability, with Supt. Board Construction & financial.
focus on making certain that things Asst. Supt. Finance
are done correctly and making it PCM3
clear who will be responsible if there are
problems.

2

Make every effort to stay on schedule, Supt. Board Construction & financial.
but doing things correctly may result Asst. Supt. Finance
in some delays -- don't repeat PCM3
Lucent situation by rushing things
without warning Board of potential problems
from such rushing.

3

Raise an additional $30 to $50 million Board Supt. Financial (creative ideas)
for construction. Community (get truth to public)
Construction (information)

3A

Obtain state bond funds, with focus Supt. Asst. Supt. Finance Construction
on getting DSA approval, while making PCM3
sure that our architects have done an
adequate job communicating with
staff/users to prevent debacles like
putty runways on paneled walls or
structural absurdities like those
described by Joel Pressman at a
recent meeting

4

Reduce construction costs by working Supt. Board None
with City on accommodations that may Asst. Supt. Finance
save up to 25%. Reduce "hassle" costs. PCM3

5

Make detailed plans for implementing Supt. PCM3??? Construction
our decisions for spending the $5 million Arts
from the City. Need proposed timeline.

5A

Make rules for use of lights at HS Supt. Board Community Relations
field/track.
C. Beverly Vista Special Construction Issues.
Primary Also Applicable

Rank

Goal

Responsibility Accountable Commissions

1

Finalize plans for new BV & get them Supt. Asst. Supt. Finance Construction
to DSA. Issues re compatibility with Architect
neighborhood, functionality, energy PCM3
efficiency, etc.

2

Consider scheduling demo for Spring Supt. Asst. Supt. Finance Construction
Break. Architect Community Relations
PCM3

3

Need further analysis re timeline and Supt. Asst. Supt. Finance Construction
re space utilization during construction. Architect
PCM3

4

Need final budget number. Supt. Asst. Supt. Finance Construction
Architect Financial
PCM3
D. Financial Issues.
Primary Also Applicable

Rank

Goal

Responsibility Accountable Commissions

1

Balance the budget. Use zero based Supt. Asst. Supt. Finance Financial
analysis.

2

Consider financial incentive programs Supt. Asst. Supt. Finance Financial
for ideas that save money or provide
better results for the same money. Also
consider relationship with professional
fundraiser.

3

Comprehensive computerized Supt. Asst. Supt. Pers. Financial
organization chart for entire district
with job descriptions & goals attached,
as well as suggestions for more
efficient deployments of human resources.

4

Make special pitch for e-rate $$ based Supt. Asst. Supt. Finance Financial
on detrimental reliance PCM3

5

Reduce utility costs/waste. Supt. Asst. Supt. Finance Construction
All principals Community Relations

6

Investigate public & private partnerships. Board Financial

 

E. Improved communication.
Primary Also Applicable

Rank

Goal

Responsibility Accountable Commissions

1

KBEV weekly show: "This Week in Supt. Asst. Supt. Finance Construction
Construction" to keep public updated Architects Community Relations
as to traffic issues, safety issues, PCM3
and minimizing inconvenience.

2

Call in show featuring Supt. and Supt. Board Community Relations
Board members.

3

Community forums.

4

Board meetings at all 4 elementary Supt. Elem. Principals None
schools.

5

More/better programming on KBEV Supt. Community Relations

6

Deliver full report to public re FEMA Supt. Board
problems.
F. Miscellaneous Issues.
Primary Also Applicable

Rank

Goal

Responsibility Accountable Commissions

1

Update our official policies and Supt. All Asst. Supts All commissions (as to their
get on CSBA CD-ROM. and principals areas)

2

Review permit policy at all schools Supt. All Asst. Supts None
and multicultural program at BHHS. and principals

3

Test disaster preparedness program. Supt. All Asst. Supts None
and principals

4

Improve bathrooms. Supt. All principals. None
Long Term Goals
Primary Also Applicable

Rank

Goal

Responsibility Accountable Commissions
To be determined

Eric&Dad-sleeping.jpg (23795 bytes)Napping with son Eric circa 1982.

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