GLYNN COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM

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2005-2006 GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

Michael P. Bull, Ph. D.
Superintendent

Board of Education

Board Reports: Timeline

Presentations (Objectives ranked 4-5)

Reports to Board via Website (Objectives ranked 1-3)

December 21, 2005

The Board of Education represents the citizens of Glynn County.  To this end, the Board has set goals and expectations, as well as the means to achieve these results.  In addition, employees and community stakeholders have submitted their input (see link on the Glynn County Home Page).  Annual operational plans are being developed to meet each of the goals.  Evidence of meeting each goal is noted as the results will be the means of measuring our progress. 

Indicators of the importance placed on each objective by the Board are ranked by the number written inside the parenthesis at the end of each objective.  Evidence for objectives ranked as 1-3 will be reported through the Goals and Objectives site.  Evidence for objectives ranked 4 or 5 will be reported through the Goals and Objectives site as well as a presentation to the Board of Education (see Board Report Timeline link above).

An evaluation of the Glynn County School System efforts will be determined in the summer of 2006 and the Board will hold the Superintendent accountable and measure performance utilizing the following goals and objectives:

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Goal 1: To successfully educate all students.

Objective 1: Provide online standards for mathematics, science, language arts, and social studies classes K-12. (5)
December 13, 2005: Anne Rogers, Elementary Curriculum Director; Ann McKinney, Middle and High Curriculum Director

  • Grades 9-12: Language Arts | Mathematics | Science | Social Studies
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    Objective 2: Establish baseline data and definitions from recent years and establish strategies for improvement in the coming years: (5)
    January 24, 2006: Leslie McCracken, Director of Testing: Anne Rogers, Elementary Curriculum Director; Ann McKinney, Middle and High Curriculum Director

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    Objective 3: Emphasize individual student achievement in language arts/reading, mathematics, science, and social studies through increases in test results as measured by the following assessments. (5)
    January 24, 2006 and June 27, 2006: K-12 Principals; Instructional Coaches; Anne Rogers, Elementary Curriculum Director; Ann McKinney, Middle and High Curriculum Director

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    Objective 4: Develop quarterly pre- and post-assessments for grades 9-12 in mathematics, science, and social studies and benchmark assessments for language arts that will be implemented in the 2006-2007 school year; possibly as early as January 2006. (4)
    May 23, 2006: 9-12 Principals

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    Objective 5: Identify subgroups and subjects which contributed to individual schools (Burroughs-Molette Elementary, Glynn Middle, Jane Macon Middle, Risley Middle, Glynn Academy) not making AYP in 2005 or in "needs improvement" in 2005 (BHS) and establish strategies to assure that all schools make AYP during the 2006-2007 school year. (5);
    January 10, 2006: Leslie McCracken, Director of Testing; Anne Rogers, Elementary Curriculum Director; Ann McKinney, Middle and High Curriculum Director; selected principals

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    Objective 6: Identify students by school that are in danger of not meeting standards on state assessments and/or dropping out of school. (3)
    January 10, 2006: K-12 Principals

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    Objective 7: Report specific intervention practices (research based) that have been implemented in all schools to reduce the achievement gap for those identified as "at promise" (Objective 6) in each grade level. (3)
    January 10, 2006: K-12 Principals

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    Objective 8: Identify the number of Students With Disabilities (SWD) and English Language Learners (ELL) students attending specific schools and consider options that balance this population of students throughout the district and/or provide the needed resources at such schools. (3)
    February14, 2006: Delacy Sanford, Assistant Superintendent; Daphne Stack, Director of Special Education: Marijo Pitts-Sheffield, Director of  Federal Grants and Title Programs; K-12 Principals

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    Objective 9: Each school will maintain a current School Improvement Plan with the focus on improvement of student achievement following the guidelines of NCLB. (3)
    December 13, 2005: K-12 Principals

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    Objective 10: Review the evaluation instrument and utilize the evaluation process to improve performance of certified and classified personnel by providing timely and specific feedback. Reports will be made to the Board updating the number of formal and informal evaluation visits completed each month by each administrator. (3)
    February 28, 2006: Anne Rogers, Elementary Curriculum Director; Ann McKinney, Middle and High Curriculum Director; K-12 Principals

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    Objective 11: Establish strategies to attract bilingual and African American educators to more closely reflect the diversity of the student population. (3)
    December 13, 2005: Rebecca Cooper, Assistant Superintendent; K-12 Principals

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    Objective 12: Coordinate a shared reading study with Board Members, administrators, and school faculties using: A Framework for Understanding Poverty and No Excuses. (2)
    March 14, 2006: Anne Rogers, Elementary Curriculum Director; Ann McKinney, Middle and High Curriculum Director; K-12 Principals

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    Objective 13: Implement the new Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) during the 2005-2006 school year in grade 6 mathematics, grades 6-7 and 9-12 science, and K-12 language arts. (5)
    March 14, 2006: Anne Rogers, Elementary Curriculum Director; Ann McKinney, Middle and High Curriculum Director; Dr. Margie Varnadoe, Director of Professional Learning; K-12 Principals

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    Objective 14: All teachers in all schools will experience high quality learning as part of their daily work. (5) 
    January 24, 2006: Anne Rogers, Elementary Curriculum Director; Ann McKinney, Middle and High Curriculum Director; Dr. Margie Varnadoe, Director of Professional Learning; Instructional Coaches

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    Goal 2:  To develop a climate/culture of success, credibility and trust with the community, Board members, students, parents and employees.

    Objective 1: To be fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) without probation. (5)
    January 10, 2006: Michael Bull and the Board of Education

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    Objective 2: Provide documentation and evidence of a respectful and positive relationship between the Superintendent and School Board. (3)
    January 10, 2006 and May 23, 2006: Jim Weidhaas, Director of Public Information and Partners in Education

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    Objective 3: Authorize the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) to edit and review the existing School Board Policy Manual to eliminate ambiguities and make recommendation to the Board for changes as necessary. (3) 
    December 13, 2005 and March 14, 2006: Jim Weidhaas, Director of Public Information and Partners in Education

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    Objective 4: Involve the community in a continual dialogue concerning decision making, goal setting, and mentoring. (3)
    April 11, 2006: Administrative Cabinet and Principals

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    Objective 5: Emphasize strengthening and improving all career and academic planning with expanded career/technical opportunities, including working closely with County Commission, City Council, and the Chamber of Commerce to plan for the establishment of a Charter Career/Technical School. (4)
    February 14, 2006 and May 23, 2006: Delacy Sanford, Assistant Superintendent; Ralph Gornto, Career, Technical and Agricultural Education Director; Ann McKinney, Middle and High Curriculum, and Jim Weidhaas, Director of Public Information and Partners in Education

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    Objective 6: Partner with Communities in Schools to provide services which may or may not otherwise be available in the schools to support our students in areas such as but not limited to: tutorial programs, teenage pregnancy, mentoring, drop-out rate, and after school activities. (4)
    May 23, 2006: Delacy Sanford, Assistant Superintendent; Nancy Bull, Teacher on Special Assignment and Jim Weidhaas, Director of Public Information and Partners in Education

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    Objective 7: Establish goals and objectives for 2005-2006 accessible on the Glynn County website: (3)
    December 13, 2005: Michael Bull, Superintendent

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    Objective 8: Develop a timeline for Board reports that illustrates accountability and evidence of success towards goals and objectives. (2)
    December 13, 2005: Michael Bull, Superintendent

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    Objective 9: Create a performance accountability cycle to assure an ongoing strategic plan with appropriate goals and objectives. (2)
    March 14, 2006: Michael Bull, Superintendent

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    Objective 10: Make superintendent's annual evaluation public on the Glynn County website. (2) 
    July 11, 2006: Michael Bull, Superintendent

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    Objective 11: Provide parents and community members with access to data/scores at the district, school, and classroom levels: (4)
    February 28, 2005: Leslie McCracken, Director of Testing; K-12 Principals

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    Objective 12: Maintain and update the Glynn County web page each week, including posting Board Meeting agendas at least five days prior to the Board meeting and posting meeting minutes within one week following their approval by Board, as well as offering current student achievement data by district, school, and teacher results: (4)
    February 28, 2006: Andrea Preston, Chief Financial Officer; Jim Weidhaas, Director of Public Information and Partners in Education, and Terri Thompson, Administrative Assistant

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    Objective 13: Each school in Glynn County will maintain an up-to-date website including active links to standards within each grade level, pre- and post-assessment results, Bull's Basics results, and a direct link to access the Glynn County School home page. (3)
    March 14, 2006: K-12 Principals

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    Objective 14: Create nurturing partnerships with community organizations, governmental agencies, parents, daycare providers, after school programs, and churches throughout the county to share instructional hints and activities. (2)
    May 9, 2006: Jim Weidhaas, Director of Public Information and Partners in Education; K-12 Principals; Marijo Pitts-Sheffield, Director of Federal Grants and Title Programs

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    Objective 15: Provide evidence of vibrant PTA and School Councils as well as new linkages extended to all communities with special outreach for minority communities. (3)
    February 28, 2006: K-12 Principals; Jim Weidhaas, Director of Public Information and Partners in Education

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    Objective 16: Explain and preview for parents how they can access test data, interpret data, attendance information and M.A.G.I.C. results at PTA meetings, School Improvement Council Meetings, and other informational sessions with the community. (3)
    February 28, 2006: K-12 Principals; Instructional Coaches

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    Objective 17: Promote Glynn County education throughout the state and nation by documenting conference presentations and public speaking invitations where our educational system is highlighted. (3)
    May 9, 2006: Administrative Cabinet and K-12 Principals

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    Objective 18: Promote Glynn County education by showcasing student achievements and award winning recognitions by faculty members and students. (3)
    May 9, 2006: K-12 Principals

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    Goal 3: To provide clean, safe and orderly educationally appropriate facilities conducive to learning.

    Objective 1: Develop an ongoing seven-year education new facilities plan that will provide state-of-the-art learning environment for all. (4)
    January 24, 2006: Al Boudreau, Facilities Director

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    Objective 2: Develop quarterly rating rubric to score the "cleanliness" of every school. (2)
    January 24, 2006: Al Boudreau, Facilities Director

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    Objective 3: Review and make necessary changes in the existing emergency evacuation plans for the safety of all students during any and all crisis situations. (4)
    December 13, 2005: Delacy Sanford, Assistant Superintendent and K-12 Principals

    All system and school emergency management plans have been submitted to Dr. Delacy Sanford, Assistant Superintendent, and can be reviewed at the Central Office or at the individual school. Due to security reasons the plans cannot be posted on the website.

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    Objective 4: Review the existing fire codes for all facilities in the Glynn County School System and make necessary adjustments to ensure safety. (4)
    March 14, 2006: Delacy Sanford, Assistant Superintendent; Al Boudreau, Facilities Director

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    Goal 4: To provide fiscal accountability to the citizens of Glynn County.

    Objective 1: Review all existing school and district financial procedures and provide recommendations for accountability and efficiency. (5)
    February 28, 2006: Andrea Preston, Chief Financial Officer

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    Objective 2: Determine the specific projects with projected costs that could be funded by the passage of a SPLOST. (2)
    February 14, 2006: Administrative Cabinet and Board of Education; Al Boudreau, Facilities Director

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    Objective 3: Produce and distribute monthly financial reports to the Board of Education. (4)
    February 14, 2006: Andrea Preston, Chief Financial Officer

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    Objective 4: Ensure that Board members participate in an in-service work session by the chief financial officer on budget preparation and financial matters. (4)
    February 14, 2006: Andrea Preston, Chief Financial Officer

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    Objective 5: Create and produce a tentative balanced budget for the 2006-2007 school year. (5)
    May 23, 2006: Administrative Cabinet and K-12 Principals

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