I don't think I missed anything. The meeting was an utter waste. The staff trotted out a bunch of meaningless jargon and the Board acted like bobbleheads. There was nothing to decide and damn little to even talk about. There was no serious discussion of what is in the Strategic Plan, how it is working, what it costs, or whether we should continue it.
The District staff still refuses to provide a comprehensive list of the projects and initiatives in the Strategic Plan.
The list of projects and initiatives continues to be in flux. New efforts magically appear while others sink out of sight. The Audit Response, for example, is now a Strategic Plan project, but STEM and capacity management have slipped off the list.
This is really frustrating. I don't understand how the Board tolerates it.
I want to see what I was promised:
The final words of the Strategic Plan, say:
With the School Board’s adoption of this plan on June 4, 2008, the work will begin. During summer 2008, we will develop more detailed work plans for each of the foundational strategies, seeking community input as we do so, and being careful to link our work to overall District needs and goals.All I want is what they promised.
Each strategy will be developed with a detailed timeline that will include milestones and performance measurements so that we can assess our success.
We will schedule regular School Board reviews of our progress.
To honor our commitment to transparency, all materials will be posted on the SPS Web site.
I want to see a table with every project and initiative that has ever been part of the Plan with the date that it was added or removed.
I want to see the detailed timelines with milestones and performance measures for each project.
I want to see the budget for each project.
I want to see all of this posted on the District web site.
Supposedly all of these documents already exist. Supposedly Mr. Teoh has them all. It would only be a matter of mouse clicks for him to post them online. He should do it within the coming week. He should have done it already.