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2017-2018 Board Goals

Goals for 2017-18 | Board of Trustees

1. To become a “Top Ten District” in South Carolina by reaching the following benchmarks by the end of the 2018 school year: 
  • Exceed the global mean on each AP exam offered to more than 10 students by the third year of offering the class
  • Rank among the top ten districts for mean ACT college entrance exam scores
  • Exceed national means at each grade level of MAP testing
  • Have a minimum of 60% of students exceed growth targets on the MAP test
  • Rank among the top ten districts on SC accountability tests
A. Devise school specific goals and strategies for raising achievement so that more schools close the achievement gap
B. To employ and retain staff so as to make sure that each classroom will have a certified and highly effective teacher andschools will be served by exemplary staff
C. Establish clear expectations for classroom visits by school and district administrators
D. Continue with the learning management system implementation by using the Canvas gradebook in grades 3 through 12
E. Continue the partnership with Tri-County Technical College and expand partnerships with other colleges/universities so that more students have more access to career pathways and other higher education opportunities
F. Maintain the Oconee Academic Performance Dashboard for the Board’s (and public’s) review of progress towardbecoming a “Top Ten District”
G. To implement educator evaluation systems developed by the SC Department of Education for teachers and principalsand provide appropriate training for all affected staff members
H. Implement effective reading, writing and thinking programs in all classrooms
I. Expand career paths to align with county initiatives and support students with consistent, comprehensive careercurriculum
J. Adopt and align to Profile of SC Graduate and Learning System
K. Expand business partnerships in support of district goals
L. Continue to focus on increasing graduation rates while simultaneously increasing academic rigor for all students

2. Maintain quality programs while balancing the operational budget and maintain/increase the general fund balance to policy designated levels no later than July 1, 2019

M. Successfully complete construction at West-Oak High School and Walhalla Elementary to meet instructional needs at each school
N. Complete pre-construction phase for new career center/adult education facility at the Oconee Industry and Technology Park
O. Work on relationships and communication opportunities with classified staff
P. Continue to work with county and state officials on budgetary issues to adequately fund school district operations.
Q. Update long-range building plan
R.  Successfully implement the new transportation (bus) plan and assess the effectiveness of reducing student ride time