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RSU 16 School Board Goals (2023-2024)

November 13, 2023

Communication and Engagement

Goal: Improve communication and engagement with key constituents: Students, Staff, Administration, and Community

  • Gather feedback on key topics from students, staff, and/or the public through listening sessions and surveys. (Responsibility: Board/Student Representatives, Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent)
  • Develop a Public Relations (PR) plan to effectively communicate decisions, initiatives, and improvements to the community, including the upkeep of the Futures Task Force
  • Q & A document. (Responsibility: Board/Superintendent)
  • Assemble an Advisory Council to meet quarterly with membership to include district administration, principals, board, staff representatives, town officials, and community members. (Responsibility: Board/Superintendent)
  • Submit articles to newspapers (Sun Journal/Country Connection) that highlight RSU 16 happenings. (Responsibility: Board/Designated Board member in collaboration with Superintendent)
  • Update Board section of website regularly. (Responsibility: Board/Designated Board member with support from Webmaster, Superintendent.)
  • Research and implement an on-line program that supports two-way communication between Board and community on specific topics. (Responsibility: Board, Superintendent)

Strategic Plan

Goal: Establish a committee tasked with the responsibility of updating RSU 16’s strategic plan. This committee will work collaboratively to ensure that the strategic plan remains current, relevant, and aligned with the evolving educational needs and priorities of our community, ultimately enhancing the quality of education provided to our students.

  • Gather documents, data, and relevant information. This information will serve as the foundation for the review and revision of the strategic plan, ensuring that the updated plan is data-driven, evidence-based, and reflective of the diverse perspectives and needs of our school district stakeholders. (Responsibility: Board, Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent)

Effective Board Structure and Function

Goal: To improve RSU 16 School Board performance by developing common understandings of Board culture and the work of the Board.

  • Identify areas for Board professional development and implement a plan to address PD needs. (Responsibility: Board/Educational Policy Committee)
  • Enhance cross-subcommittee communication by sharing monthly sub-committee documents. (Responsibility: Subcommittee Chairs/Superintendent)
  • Implement a Board self-evaluation survey in September and April and identify practices that would enhance the function of the board. (Responsibility: Board Chair/Vice Chair, Board)
  • Engage in on-going discussion and develop action steps to enhance the function of subcommittees. (Responsibility: Board/Subcommittee Chairs)



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