Community Engagement

The Board of Education has created and approved a strategic plan with four areas of focus: fiscal responsibility, community engagement, academic achievement, and technology. The second area of the strategic plan, community engagement, is highlighted in today’s column. When hired as superintendent almost five years ago a large concern conveyed through the interview process was … Read More

School Board Member Guide for Candidates

The role of School Board Member is challenging yet rewarding.  The mission of the school board is to improve student learning and prepare students for a bright future in a big world.  As an individual contributor to collective board decisions, a member identifies policies to improve schools and celebrates successes with the Mineral Point community.  … Read More

Fiscal Responsibility

The District has a strategic plan with four areas of focus:  fiscal responsibility, community engagement, academic achievement, and technology.  The first of four focus areas of the District’s strategic plan is fiscal responsibility.  One goal of the board is to create and implement a communication plan to inform the community on the school budget and … Read More

A SWOT Analysis

Education is filled with acronyms such as NCLB, CCSS, PLC, ELL, and RTI, to name a few.  How many of the above can you name?  Check yourself with the answers at the end of this column.  I hesitate to throw one more acronym into the mix; however, leadership often conducts a SWOT analysis.  A SWOT … Read More