School goals approved

School goals approved
The Vermillion School Board gaves it approval Monday to a host of development goals it hopes to see completed within the school district.

No specific deadline was given to goals identified as long-term. The target date for completion of short-term goals is June 30, 2008.

In the area of "community connection," the school board hopes the district:


  • Promotes community involvement, enthusiasm and pride in the schools on a long-term basis.
  • Continue development of community education programs on a long-term basis.
  • Develop and promote the school district foundation.

    The following curriculum and instruction benchmarks have also been identified:

  • Meet all requirements of the No Child Left Behind Law and achieve adequate yearly progress in all schools by all student sub-groups.
  • Increase the percent of students scoring at advanced levels relating to state No Child Left Behind standards on a long-term basis.
  • Provide professional development for faculty in the area of study skills instruction.
  • Encourage staff wellness activities and increase opportunities for physical education and physical activity for students on a long term basis.

    Other district development goals include:

    Facilities

  • Examine potential impact of area economic development on long-term district facility needs.

    Finance

  • Refine the five-year capital acquisition plan for major building and equipment needs.
  • Develop a five-year general fund budget plan.

    Personnel

  • Strive for competitive base teacher salary on a long-term basis.

    Policy

  • Review and revise the personnel section of the district policy manual.

    Program

  • Promote use of new facilities and fitness equipment, primarily by students and staff of the district.

    "This updating of goals gives our district direction," Superintendent Mark Froke said. "It's probably one of the most important documents

    we have in our district."

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