Brunswick School Board considers 2013 goals

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BRUNSWICK — At its annual goal-setting workshop Wednesday night, the School Board considered ways to become more effective and to measure that success.

While the board’s goals are largely the same as the ones for 2012, the board now will look into tying them to specific objectives and tactics from each of its committees. The board also expressed interest in completing a self-evaluation later in the year.

“I would feel better about having goals if it drove our business,” board member Rich Ellis said. “I would feel more comfortable with having a committee meeting and say we are doing this because of a goal.”

The process would include each board committee having its own objectives and tactics, with deadlines that members would set.

Board member William Thompson suggested committees do this at their first meetings of the year.

Besides creating more specific goals for board committees, the board also discussed how to get residents more involved and even the role of the board itself.

The 2013 goals include improving academic achievement for all students, providing oversight of the school district’s fiscal management, effective short- and long-term planning, and fostering community engagement with communication. All of these would be reviewed in June.

A full list of the goals along with any additions will be provided at the board’s meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 13.

Dylan Martin can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 100 or Follow him on Twitter: @DylanLJMartin.