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ERIC Number: ED308633
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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Board Goals Provide a District Focus.
Tucker, Null A.; And Others
Operating a large school system somewhat resembles managing a large corporation--especially regarding goal orientation. Although educators are enjoined to provide the best possible education for youngsters, staff in large systems may be working at cross-purposes. School board members in DeKalb County, Georgia, are pursuing greater achievement gains by focusing on a few relevant goals. The board has formulated perennial and annual district goals providing focus for itself and for schools and departments. Besides plotting the board's direction, these goals facilitate budgeting and program decisions and help maintain consistency for new board members. Each goal has three parts: statement, method of achievement, and method of auditing goal achievement. Once the board decides on the goals (after input from the superintendent and constituents), district personnel decide on the appropriate methods for attaining and evaluating them. The goals are printed on posters and in a handbook, then distributed to all school system personnel, parents, and students. These persons are encouraged to channel their efforts toward accomplishing district goals. The goal achievement process is explained and illustrated by a sample perennial goal (increasing student time-on-task in the classroom). (3 references) (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia