February 19, 2016
GOAL #1: STUDENT GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
Lawrence High student athlete leaders and leaders from other extracurricular activities participated in a Lee Rubin Leadership Program Thursday morning. Read more about Lee Rubin, a star student-athlete turned professional speaker. The Lawrence Township Education Foundation funded the workshop.
GOAL #2: CULTURE OF LEARNING FOR ALL
Tuesday brought more walkthroughs as I was in LIS classrooms.
Wednesday I lead the monthly Administrative Council meeting and the COA meeting.
I made time this week to focus on more details of the strategic plan.
Wednesday the COA portion of the negotiations team met with the attorney from the Comegno Law firm who will handle LABTA negotiations. Afterwards, I met with him individually to discuss the Unfair Labor Practice charge.
Thursday I attended the LIS cabinet meeting.
A picture is worth a 1000 words...powerful words. Day of Dialogue team member and LHS student Zuleima was moved and inspired by the powerful speech given by keynote speaker Eugene Marsh. When she returned to her seat she asked me "Can you get him to come speak at our school?"
GOAL #3: LOCAL & GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Last week I mentioned the words of Friday, February 12 were "Professional Development." One of the sessions was on Community Resources. Learn the resources who were on hand for the Guest Panel.
Ever wonder about your roots? Find out about Lawrence’s and why we no longer live in “Maidenhead.” 2016 marks the bicentennial of our town’s name change from Maidenhead to Lawrence. Join the Lawrence Historical Society on Sunday, February 21 and learn why the name change was so urgent. Who was behind the change…and who was against it? Why Lawrence? And how did it all come down? Lawrence Township Historian Dennis Waters will present along with a special guest appearance by John Gore, director of alumni relations at The Lawrenceville School.
Mercer County Community College (MCCC) will host the work of Cheryl Eng and Sean Carney, LHS art teachers, in the 2016 Mercer County Artists Exhibition. The exhibition runs February 22 - March 24 with an opening reception and awards ceremony the evening of February 24.
More information on the exhibition, including directions, gallery hours, and a complete list of exhibitors, can be found at the MCCC website.
Artworks of Trenton also will host the art of Sean Carney in his exhibition "It's All Wood," beginning with an opening reception on March 5 and running through April 2. Visit the Artworks website for more details.
GOAL #4: FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY
SUPERINTENDENT GOALS & PDP ACTIVITIES
Just a reminder that I have given every BOE member "view only" access to the Google folders that were once only visible by the Personnel committee. I will update these documents as needed. Please use the links below to access them w/your Google accounts and/or the accounts you use to access other committee agenda information. You can access this information at any time that is convenient for you. Please let me know if you cannot access the information.
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Below is the schedule the Personnel Committee agreed on with regard to my evaluation procedures:
Superintendent Evaluation Protocols
July 17, 2015: Merit Goals submitted to ECS
August 20, 2015: Merit Goals approved by ECS - letter in Supt Eval Folder
Nov 3, 2015: 1st Evaluation & Merit Goal Update w/Personnel Committee
Feb 3, 2016: 2nd Evaluation & Merit Goal Update w/Personnel Committee - postponed
May XX, 2016: 3rd Evaluation & Merit Goal Update w/Personnel Committee
May XX, 2016: Supt to complete electronic submission
May 25, 2016: BOE meeting w/o Supt to finalize report
June XX, 2016: Supt to receive written report
June 22, 2016: Full BOE meeting w/Supt to discuss report
June 30, 2016: Submit to County Office BOE resolution for merit bonus - NJDOE
July 15, 2016: BOE pays merit bonus for prior year - NJDOE