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January 15, 2015 at 5:30 PM - School Board Retreat

Agenda
1. Preliminary Actions
1.1. Call to Order
1.2. Adoption of Agenda
2. Team Activity
3. District Dashboards
4. Key Roles and Operating Procedures of the Board & Superintendent
4.1. School Board Operational Philosophy 
4.2. Decision Making
4.2.1. Who does what-decision making
4.2.2. Process, when to decide, mistakes
4.2.3. Irreversible options
4.2.4. Feedback loop-staff & residents
4.2.5. Process steps
4.2.5.1. Administrative recommendation
4.2.5.2. Report or work session initially followed by action
4.2.6. No surprise approach
4.2.7. Visiting school and programs, staff interaction
5. Efficient and Productive Board Meeting
5.1. What makes a successful meeting-must do's, mistakes to avoid, criteria to consider
5.2. Developing the agenda-superintendent role, board chair role, individual member role, options to consider
5.3. Format and sequence of meeting agendas
5.4. Agenda Items-organization of recommendations, background information, presentation expectations
5.5. Meeting preparation
5.6. Managing public input-complaints, questions, and pressure at meeting
5.7. Reports or action items missing in action from meeting agendas
5.8. Annual meeting agenda calendar utilization
5.9. Meeting location-work sessions to include community conversation sessions, meeting
6. Communication (strategies to be kept, dropped, modified or added)
6.1. Communication between meetings, email, memos, telephone, voice mail, in person
6.2. Public
6.2.1. Engaging the public beyond the meeting-meaningful engagement strategies
6.2.2. Handling of personal correspondence and contacts
6.2.3. Among board members
6.2.4. Superintendent- Soup News, telephone, in person, email
6.2.5. School incidents to be communicated
7. District Direction
7.1. Superintendent's current performance plan
7.2. Referendum planning to include public via forums and community survey
7.3. Advancement Planning,  Next Steps
8. Communications and Other
9. Adjourn
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