The Morton School District Board of Directors is formulating new policies designed to focus the district’s attention on student achievement results. The board will establish Ends policies that clearly delineate what students should know, understand, and be able to do upon exiting our schools. The board will also designate performance goals for schools and the district to work toward. These goals will be stated in terms of increased student achievement.
The board’s policies fall into four categories:
- Ends – What Morton School District graduates should know, understand, and be able to do.
- Governance Process – How the board will conduct its business. Specifically, the Governance Process policies call on the board to focus on strategic leadership, establishing vision and specifying desired results, rather than on administrative detail.
- Board/Superintendent Relations – These policies clarify the relationship between the board and the superintendent. The board delegates the day-to-day operations of the school district to the superintendent. The superintendent will be held accountable for leading the district’s personnel in moving toward accomplishment of the board’s identified Ends results while at the same time working within the framework established by the board. The board will monitor the district’s compliance with various policies throughout each year.
- Executive Limitations – Executive Limitations define the framework within which the superintendent and staff are to work. The superintendent is expected to devote her/his time to moving the district toward accomplishment of the Ends policies. S/he is authorized to make decisions and take actions within the framework provided by the board.
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