Local Accountability

Ensuring Partnerships to Benefit Our Students

Ensuring Partnerships to Benefit Our Students

There is broad consensus that the work of providing a 21st century education to our students cannot be the work of the schools alone, but rather requires sound and full partnerships among individual schools, the district, families, and community partners from a variety of sectors

How can the School Committee work to ensure that these partnerships are in place and work for the benefit of our students?

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Balancing Constituent Needs vs. Structural Changes

Balancing Constituent Needs vs. Structural Changes

One of the issues that has consistently arisen is the tendency of elected bodies, including our School Committee, to default to a constituent services model of operations. How would School Committee Candidates plan to balance the need to address constituent needs with the demands of important systemic and structural changes?

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Monitoring School Accountability Measures

Monitoring School Accountability Measures

Research released earlier this year by MassInc makes a compelling case that the strategic drive for school improvement is greatly enhanced when communities develop their own accountability provisions to complement and augment state and federal policies. What role, if any, do you see for yourself personally and for the School Committee as a body for creating and monitoring such measures?

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