Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 1/9/2012 - 7:30 PM
Category: Business/Action Items
Type: Info
Subject: 13.8 Public Input Meetings for Board and Superintendent Evaluations
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
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Summary: Open communication with the public is critical to develop and maintain a responsive, informed School Board and superintendent. Therefore, we need to give the public multiple opportunities and venues for input with the goal of helping both the Board and the superintendent reflect upon what we are doing that is working and what we could do to improve.

To help make this happen, Ms. Hansen proposes that the Board offer sessions that follow the private sector model of a shareholders’ meeting in which the Board of Directors and CEO talk to the shareholders to seek input, direction, and evaluation of performance. Our Board could provide the same model for our stakeholders and community by holding a series of meetings in different geographic locations throughout the district (for example, Bay Point, Concord, and Walnut Creek) that allow the public to question the Board and superintendent directly about our actions and decisions and for the superintendent and Board members to directly address any issues from the public.

In addition, these meetings would provide useful information to evaluate the performance of and provide direction for both the superintendent and Board. We should certainly begin this process as early as January 2012.
Fiscal Impact
Recommendation: Information
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Loreen Joseph - Secretary to the Superintendent
Signed By:
Steven Lawrence - Superintendent