• 2019-2020 Goals

    Approved 9.19.19

    1.  COMMUNICATION

    Goal: 

    To improve access to and frequency of information about Ipswich Public Schools for the community-at-large throughout the 2019-20 school year. 

    Action Items:

    1. To publish a quarterly School Committee newsletter and distributing via existing IPS email lists. 
    2. To host three different meet & greet opportunities, all open to the public. Two/three School Committee members and the Superintendent at each of these events. 
    3. To keep the School Committee information on the Ipswich Public Schools website up-to-date and comprehensive so that information can be easily found. 
    4. To broaden the School Committee’s messaging by utilizing social media channels. 

     

    2.  BUDGET

    Goal:

    1. Set long term budget priorities in conjunction with administration prior to year’s end
    2. Develop long term budgeting strategy by June 2020

    Action Items:

    1. Conduct workshops with administrators in October/November of 2019 to discuss how best to tie future budgets with goals of the district
    2. Develop a process to help build budget (SC and administrators) rather than react to what is presented to the SC (on-going) 
    3. Create “aspirational” budget we can tie with long term vision of the district (on-going) 
    4. Build compelling argument for the budget leading up to future override request (on-going)
    5. Build 30 minutes into the second School Committee meeting of each month for an extensive update

     

    3.  SCHOOL FACILITIES

    Goal:

    1. Serve as School Committee liaison to town leaders putting together a capital improvement plan for maintenance and repair to school facilities
    2. Work on developing a process to determine the facilities solution to meet our elementary school building needs - to include clarification on what a future MSBA process will look like

    Action Items:

    1. Research Amherst school district who has gone through our similar situation (on-going)
    2. Form a set of questions to ask MSBA - put together a Google Doc and invite SC members to submit procedural questions (on-going) 
    3. Research other failed/renewed MSBA projects via their website, and conduct  outreach to other communities who experienced similar circumstances (on-going)
    4. Make plan to distribute Elementary Education Plan report that was completed this past spring - add to a SC newsletter? (by December) 

     

    4.  VISION 2030

    Goals

    1. Develop a vision for the public schools of Ipswich to articulate the district beliefs, purpose, strategy, and outcomes by integrating existing district plans into a unified framework and incorporating evidence-based research into its practices. 

    Action Items:

    1. A framework for the plan and the alignment of existing Districts plans will be completed by January 2020 
    2. District and Community outreach and input will be completed by Spring 2020
    3. Work to present a draft Vision plan by June 2020 with a finalized plan completed by September 2020