Superintendent Interview Questions
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What is the primary difference, in your opinion, between school board goals and school district goals?
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Board goals establish guiding principals communicated to the superintendent. Whereas district goals sometimes the same as board goals are communicated from the superintendent to district and school leaders. These goals drive the decision making process throughout the district.
School board goals ebb and flow based on elected members while district goals may be implemented by employees and reflected in student performance.
The school board goals are broader and give more of a vision for the school. The school district goals are more specific.
School board goals set the vision for the school. District goals are goals set to meet the board goals.
Board goals refer to ensuring all assets, whether personal or equipment, are secured and able to assist in meeting District goals. District Goals are all encompassing on what is in the best interest of the district and it's constituents.
Board goals are generally put in place to drive the district goals. They tend to be general and broad. District goals are connected to the board goals and are specific.
I believe the board of education would focus on community needs, including the spending of money and school involvement in the community. Whereas the district focuses on legal issues, needs of the students, teachers and administration. But both the board and the district should work hand in hand to meet the needs equally together.
They should be closely matched. The school board develops goals based on their policies. The school district goals are based on student success.
Board goals are the overall goals under which the district goals are written.
Board Goals generally revolve around policy. District goals are based on the day to day work of district personnel.