REPORTS AND PRESENTATIONS
DRAFT OF STRATEGIC PLANNING INITIATIVE STATUS REPORT - DR. BRENDA BAYLY
Representatives of the Core Strategic Planning Team presented the initial draft of the proposed Manatee County School District's 2005-2010 Strategic Plan.
The report included discussion of the plan development process, the need for communicating the draft plan to the community for additional input, and the meeting dates for the measurement and action teams.
A final proposal will be brought before the Board in April 2005.
Superintendent Dearing requested a workshop be scheduled in January with the Board Members and the Core Planning Team to discuss the Strategic Plan.
AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK PROCLAMATION (CARL AUCKERMAN)
American Education Week was established by the National Education Association and the American Legion as an annual event in 1921 to emphasize the importance of schools in our society. It has been celebrated every year, making it one of the longest-running observances in the nation.
This year American Education Week will be celebrated November 14 through November 20, 2004. The theme of “Celebrating the American Dream” is certainly appropriate as we intensify our efforts toward highest student achievement.
This year's District Committee includes: Robert Marble, Assistant Principal, Prine Elementary School; Monica Hankerson, Assistant Principal, Daughtrey Elementary School; Jim Mennes, Assistant Principal, Johnson Middle School; Carl Auckerman, Assistant Principal, Southeast High School; Tim Kolbe, School Leadership Development; and Elaine Graham, Curriculum Specialist, Curriculum.
Carl Auckerman, Assistant Principal, Southeast High School, read the American Education Week proclamation.
WHEREAS, public schools are the backbone of our democracy, providing young people with the tools they need to maintain our nation's precious values of freedom, civility and equality; and
WHEREAS, by equipping young Americans with both practical skills and broader intellectual abilities, schools give them hope for, and access to, a productive future; and
WHEREAS, education employees - be they custodians or teachers, bus drivers or librarians - work tirelessly to serve our children and communities with care and professionalism; and
WHEREAS, schools and community linchpins, bringing together adults and children, educators and volunteers, business leaders, and elected officials in a common enterprise;
NOW THEREFORE, the School Board Chairman and Superintendent do hereby proclaim November 14-20 as the 83rd annual observance of American Education Week.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the School Board Chairman and Superintendent have hereunto subscribed their names on this 1st day of November, 2004.
Larry Simmons, Chairman of the Board
Mr. Miller moved, with a second by Mrs. Harvey, to approve the presented proclamation to proclaim November 14-20, 2004 as American Education Week. Motion carried 5-0.