Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 10/10/2019 - 6:30 PM
Type: Info
Subject: ACPS Board Status Report for 2019 - 20 Priorities, Equity Report Recommendations, and State of the Division Report (8:10 to 8:25)
ACPS Division Objective :
Objective 1
We will engage every student.
Objective 3
We will improve opportunity and achievement.
Policy: AF - Commitment to Accomplishment
File Attachment:
Summary: At the request of the School Board, Matt Haas is providing this brief status report for the Board’s three biennial priorities as revised during your summer retreat for 2019, recommendations from the ACPS 2018 Equity Report presented to the Board during the same retreat and again in final draft form at the September 26, 2019 School Board meeting, and a short preview of the State of the Division Report coming on the heels of the 2018-19 school year.

I am providing these three status reports in one document because it is time to stop thinking of them as separate entities. We should continue to braid the work into a recursive process to eliminate competition for Board attention and staff resources to include valuable staff time. Our work should be aligned toward the same focus of high quality teaching and learning and providing the best experience possible for students, staff, and families. Equity is the frame for this work and not an addition to it. It is the work.

Further, I am aligning all of these status updates within the funding request development that has officially begun it’s lift-off with the October 2nd Joint School Board and Board of Supervisors Work Session on Compensation.

Everything we do should be driven by our comprehensive ACPS Strategic Plan in accordance with School Board Policy AF, titled “Commitment to Accomplishment.” Please take time to read this policy to understand the gap between where we are now with strategic planning and where we should be in terms of having and enacting a comprehensive strategic plan. We are taking steps to close that gap, including making our data and progress on funded strategies transparent to our Board and school community. I also think that one strategy for which our Board members have pushed is establishing goals or targets is a lever for comprehensive planning. While we are not used to doing this at the division level, it is time to try.
Funding: Board analysis and discussion during October and November will lead to potential funding changes.
Recommendation: Please read this document and links and email Matt Haas with feedback to refine the content.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Matthew Haas - Supt
Signed By:
Dr. Matthew Haas - Superintendent