Johnstown school board may revisit goals


The Leader-Herald

JOHNSTOWN – The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education will review some previously set district goals to determine whether any amendments are in order.

Board President Paul VanDenburgh told the board during Thursday night’s meeting at Glebe Street Elementary School that a fresh look at the goals developed over two years might be in order. He asked whether the goals would require any amendments by the board.

Board member Douglas Dougherty also asked: “Where do we stand?”

That question wasn’t immediately answered, and VanDenburgh asked district Director of Curriculum, Testing and Personnel Patricia Kilburn to also review the goals. The board president said officials might be able to meet with Kilburn prior to the board’s next meeting to review the goals and “accomplishments” of the district in recent years.

The board’s next business meeting will be conducted at 6 p.m. April 24 in the Knox Junior High School library.

Board of Education goals adopted Dec. 15, 2011, were set to run for a period ending June 30. One of the five main goals encouraged empowering “all students, faculty and staff to reach or exceed their potential in all aspects of their development.”

Other goals were to:

– Nurture a culture of encouragement, collaboration, appreciation, creativity, communication, tolerance and respect among school district stakeholders, including students, faculty, staff, parents, administrators, board members and non-parent residents, as well as others outside our community in order to help our students become better global citizens.

-?Provide a well-rounded curriculum that preserves visual and performing arts, foreign language, business, technology, enrichment, extracurricular and athletic programs within the fiscal constraints of the district.

-?Establish a climate of transparency and openness that encourages communication among all district stakeholders.

-?Explore possible ways to increase overall district stability, instructional effectiveness and operational efficiency.

Michael Anich covers Johnstown and Fulton County news. He can be reached at [email protected].

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