District 36 Goals
The Winnetka Public Schools Board identified six goal areas for the 2011-2012 school year. Click here to view the full document District 36 2011-2012 Board Goals (PDF).
The six goal areas are:
Goal Area #1: Curriculum, Instruction & Student Assessment
To continue to improve curriculum and instruction by focusing on assessment practices that inform instruction; curricula review processes that align learning expectations K-8, and high- quality staff development that promotes consistent implementation of District curriculum and adopted resources.
Goal Area #2: Metrics and Reporting
To establish key performance metrics that will be measured at least annually in the following areas: individual student and cohort academic growth; financial transparency and efficiency; and student, parent and staff satisfaction with programs and services.
Goal Area #3: Communication
To develop a comprehensive communication plan that shares information with key stakeholders, including parents, community members and the press, at a District, school and classroom level.
Goal Area #4: Human Resources
To continue efforts to recruit, hire, develop and retain the highest quality staff while attending to outstanding compliance issues and new evaluation mandates related to Senate Bill 7.
Goal Area #5: Strategic Planning
To develop, adopt and initiate a strategic planning process that ensures the long-term success of our high quality instruction, programs and services.
Goal Area #6: Board Goal
To focus on student achievement, clear and targeted outcomes, policy development, and broad governance through improved Board interactions and informed decision-making. The Board acknowledges that in order to achieve this goal, it must commit to respectful, substantive conversations on significant school issues; make decisions that are always in the best interest of students; and adhere to group consensus on action items.