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Rps   Vsba Presentation 11.18.10 [3] Rps Vsba Presentation 11.18.10 [3] Presentation Transcript

  • A New Direction: The Role of the School Board in Moving From Competence to Excellence Virginia School Boards Association November 18, 2010 Presented By Chandra Smith and Kim Bridges Richmond Public School Board
  • The Journey from Competence to Excellence: School Board Governance as the Foundation for Excellence in Operations & Academics What does your board spend most of its time doing? What are the primary challenges that confront you as a system? As a governance team?
  • The Journey from Competence to Excellence: Know the destination Every child will leave Richmond Public Schools prepared to choose post-secondary opportunities and to contribute to our democracy.
  • The Journey from Competence to Excellence: Understand the landscape RPS at a Glance
    • Average School Sizes
      • Elementary 430 students
      • Middle 648 students
      • High 789 students
  • The Journey from Competence to Excellence: Understand the landscape
  • The Journey from Competence to Excellence: Understand the landscape
  • The Journey from Competence to Excellence: Clear the path for a smooth, productive journey Professional Development and Boardsmanship Advocacy Collaboration Partnership Leadership Oversight Board Processes
  • The Journey from Competence to Excellence: Clear the path
    • Professional Development vs. “junkets”
    • VSBA, NSBA, CUBE, CGCS
    • Members participate at state and national level
    • Members share RPS best practices with other boards, systems
    • Members share ideas, lessons learned
    • Public reporting of approval, travel, follow-up
  • The Journey from Competence to Excellence: Clear the path
    • Boardsmanship
    • UVA retreats: Darden-Curry Partnership
      • Balanced Scorecard
      • New Direction
      • Team-Building
      • Governance
    • Public reporting on ideas and information learned
  • The Journey from Competence to Excellence: Clear the path
    • Effective Processes, Efficient Meetings
      • Timed agendas
      • Agenda planning
      • Committee of the Whole (COW)
      • Facilitated discussions
  • The Journey from Competence to Excellence: Create the road map Vision A premier learning community that is the first choice for ALL in Richmond and recognized nationally for student excellence. Mission Educate ALL students to become highly successful, contributing citizens in a global society. Goals Improve Student Achievement Promote a Safe and Nurturing Environment Provide Strong Leadership for Effective and Efficient Operations Enhance Capacity Building through Professional Development Strengthen Collaborations with Stakeholders Increase Parent & Community Satisfaction
  • The Journey from Competence to Excellence: Create the Road Map
    • Cultural Transformation
    • Strengthen relationship with the REA based on achieving enhanced student achievement and employee job satisfaction
    • Identify standards of professionalism for all employees
    • Continue the discussion on effective consolidation of services with City
    • Revise instructional and school-based performance measures
    • Implement evaluation tools to identify areas of attention and swift, but fair mitigation
    • Implement effective division-wide information and telecommunications system for transparent reporting of academic and business service operations
    • Incorporate appropriate performance indicators such as those that exist in comparable business and operations sectors
  • The Journey from Competence to Excellence: Get the resources you need Establish a process for advocating Involve industry professionals Educate the board Mobilize Parents Joint Legislative Services
  • The Journey from Competence to Excellence: Get the resources you need Strengthen relationship with locality Moving from eviction …
  • Emergency Meeting Outside School Board Office!
    • MAYOR DWIGHT JONES AND SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT YVONNE BRANDON
    • TO SPEAK AT DISTRICT MEETING
    • Mayor Dwight Jones and Superintendent Yvonne Brandon
    • will discuss the Richmond Public Schools.
    • All parents interested in Richmond schools are encouraged to attend
    • and ask questions of the leadership.
    … to Collaboration NOW WE meet together to discuss our schools! 4 TH District Update September 2009 Councilwoman Graziano
  • The Journey from Competence to Excellence: Get the resources you need
    • Collaborating on services, including:
    • Health Care
    • Building Schools
    • Legislative Services
    • Property Management
    • More to come…
  • The Journey from Competence to Excellence: Get everybody on the bus
    • Partnerships with Community Stakeholders
    • Parents
    • State & local governments
    • Business community
    • Higher Education
    • Faith-Based community
    • Students
    • Employees
  • The Journey from Competence to Excellence: Get everybody on the bus
  • Earlier this year, volunteers from Capital One celebrated Community Build Day !
  • The Journey from Competence to Excellence: Set (and check) the navigation system
    • Oversight & Risk Management
    • Internal Audit Function
    • Budget
    • Financial Reporting
    • Master Calendar
    • Board Policy Revised by 2012!
  • The Journey from Competence to Excellence: Get the right driver
    • The Superintendent Search
    • A unique process
    • Resources
    • Pros & Cons
  • Competence to Excellence: Take time to enjoy the view
    • Celebrate success
    • Recognize efforts
    • Talk them up
    • R i c h m o n d P u b l i c S c h o o l s COOL POINTS
    • All Richmond Public Schools are fully accredited--based on the state’s Standards of Learning tests.
    • Ninety-nine percent of students in the Class of 2010 graduated.
    • Richmond Public Schools spends $.77 of every dollar on instruction and instructional technology.
    • Every Richmond City elementary school offers foreign language instruction.
    • The district’s projected Advanced Placement (AP) enrollment for 2009-2010 reflects a one-year increase of 53 percent.
    • Three Richmond City high schools participate in the National Football Foundation’s Play It Smart initiative, an academic tutoring program for high school athletes.
    • Franklin Military Academy is the nation’s first public military high school.
    • The district launched three premier preschool learning centers.
  • TALK IT UP! One School and One District at a Time!
  • RPS Schools Making AYP More than Tripled Since 2003 (24% in 2003 to 83% in 2008)
  • RPS Schools State Accountability
  • Graduation Rates
  • The Journey from Competence to Excellence: Keep going!!! Assess where you’ve been, identify where you need to go next Strategic Planning Continued collaborative work Process for continuous improvement Self-Evaluation
  • Richmond Public Schools The Journey from Competence to Excellence Intense Responsibility Intense Accountability Intense Transparency