School boards are important to education and education has a need for school boards to have a vision as to do the school district’s will as with the School District of Palm Beach County which envisions a dynamic collaborative multicultural community where education and lifelong learning are valued and supported, and all learners reach their highest potential and succeed in the global economy.
To acquire this vision, the school district’s mission statement is to be committed to providing a world-class education with excellence and equity to empower each student to reach his or her highest potential with the most effective staff to foster the knowledge, skills, and ethics required for responsible citizenship and productive careers.
To maintain and obtain a vision using a statement of the mission to acquire, one must have goals to come to and satisfy to continue on seeing those things on the mission such as individual and school achievements as the district journeys on never losing sight of it vision, staying on course with its mission to acquire its goals for each and every student.
School boards are important in the leadership of school districts as they are the ones elected by the people to be in charge of local schools. School board members’ collective efforts will help to determine the success of each and every child in the district as well as those individuals hired to obtain and meet the school boards goals. The power of a thriving or not so thriving school district is in the power and competency of the local school board.
Superintendent E. Wayne Gent along with school board Vice Chairman Frank Barbieri and a group of stellar principals, teachers and students, in early spring, accepted the Florida’s School Recognition Program award of more than $8.4 million on behalf of the School District of Palm Beach County. The School Recognition Program acknowledges the quality of public schools by giving financial rewards based on sustained or significantly improved student achievement in reading, mathematics, science and writing. Schools eligible for recognition awards include those receiving an ‘A’ school grade, improving at least one letter grade from the previous year, or improving more than one letter grade and sustaining the improvement the following school year.
Attached are the goals of the School District of Palm Beach County which are the elements of the school systems success and the groundwork for which their mission is continually accomplished.
REF: SDPBC Press Release, Public Affairs Office, Apr. 2014
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