School board sets goals for school year

by | Sep 27, 2018 | Education

At a meeting Monday, Sept. 24, the board approved S.M.A.R.T. goals. School district employees will work to achieve all objectives by the end of the 2018-19 school year. (Courtesy photo)

School board members voted on a set of goals for the new school year.

At a meeting Monday, Sept. 24, the board approved S.M.A.R.T. goals. School district employees will work to achieve all objectives by the end of the 2018-19 school year.

S.M.A.R.T. stands for “Specific,” “Measurable,” “Attainable,” “Relevant” and “Time-bound.” These attributes are intended to keep FISD on track with improving schools.

Two specific goals are increasing student proficiency in reading and math. Board members hope the S.M.A.R.T. outline will help teachers better prepare students for standardized testing.

“Every kid needs to get better,” Superintendent Jeff Adams said. “We shouldn’t sit in a classroom all day and not get better. We want to see improvement. They’ve got to get better than what they were.”

The board also voted to approve a memorial plaque in honor of Glenn McClain, who died in August.

The plaque will highlight McClain’s service as a school board member and football game announcer. It will be located near the concession area in Fightin’ Farmer Stadium.

McClain’s seat in the school board will remain vacant until the May 2019 election.

According to new state guidelines handed down, board members must receive their required training by the last regular board meeting before an election. If they do not, they must post it on the district’s website.

Superintendent Adams recognized students who recently received scholarships at an award dinner.

“It’s always good to see those kids dressed up and taking advantage of scholarships,” he said. “Our kids got a real good track record when it comes to scholarships.”

The next school board meeting is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.

By Morgan Howard • Staff Writer • [email protected]

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